Welfare & Safeguarding

WELFARE AND SAFEGUARDING

Bury AC is committed to the welfare and safety of all our members, but particularly those who are children or who may be vulnerable.

The Club has a Welfare Officer, Mark Granby, who ensures that United Kingdom Athletics (UKA) policies are observed. The UKA policies for the protection of children vulnerable adults can be accessed on the link below:

https://www.uka.org.uk/governance/welfare-and-safeguarding/guidance-documents-and-policy/

Advice on Safeguarding and DBS procedures can be sought from the Welfare Officer who can be contacted on email mark@thegranbys.co.uk or telephone 07747 767 913.

 

USEFUL CONTACT NUMBERS

The following are also useful contact numbers if there is a concern in relation to the welfare of a child:

Bury Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub – 0161 253 5678

Emergency Social Services (Out of Office Hours) – 0161 253 6606

Police if a child is in immediate danger – 999

Police (Public Protection Unit) – 0161 856 8063 or Out of Office Hours – 101

NSPCC Helpline – 0808 800 5000

 

CODES OF CONDUCT

The Club has adopted the UKA Codes of Conduct these can also be accessed on the link above. Parents and/or carers of children who are members of the club are required to have read the code of conduct for parents/carers.

 

DBS AND SELF-DECLARATION FOR VOLUNTEERS

Members who support the club as volunteer coaches or officials are required to undertake a DBS check as part of their accredited training. Other volunteers who support the club in undertaking non-regulated activity should complete the self-declaration form below and return it to the Welfare Officer.

Self-Declaration-Form-1

 

ANTI BULLYING POLICY

Bury AC will not tolerate bullying and is committed to the club being a friendly and safe environment for all our members. The club’s anti-bullying policy can be accessed in the link below and the UKA anti-bullying policy can be accessed by clicking on the above link.

BURY ATHLETIC CLUB ANTI BULLYING POLICY

DISCIPLINE POLICY AND PROCEDURE

The club has adopted a discipline policy which can be found on the link below. The UKA’s discipline policy can also be accessed by clicking on the above link:

BURY ATHLETIC CLUB DISCIPLINE POLICY