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 Lead Welfare Officer, Mark Granby, who ensures that United Kingdom Athletics (UKA) policies are observed. We have two additional welfare officers, Helen Vaughan and Hannah Lucas. All our welfare officers have attended UKA Safeguarding Training and have current enhanced DBS certificates.

The club formally adopted the revised UKA policies on 14th July 2021. The UKA policies and procedures for the protection of children vulnerable adults can be accessed below:

Child-Safeguarding-Policy.pdf_0

Child-Safeguarding-Procedures

Adult-Safeguarding-Policy.pdf_0

Adult-Safeguarding-Procedures

These policies and procedures will be reviewed again in 2024 by UKA and England Athletics.

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

If there is a welfare concern on a training night, then contact should be made with any of the available welfare officers.

 

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 England Athletics Code of Conduct. This can be accessed in the link below:

https://d1laub10p5ibfa.cloudfront.net/2023/04/Codes-of-Conduct-Booklet-March-2023-1.pdf

All club members are required to adhere to the code relevant to their role in the sport. Members should agree to the code through the link in the EA portal. They may also demonstrate their commitment through the policy link in our Attendli membership system.

BREACH OF THE CODES OF CONDUCT

Reference is made to the UKA safeguarding regulations below:

safeguarding-regulations

The club has adopted a discipline policy which can be found on the link below.

BURY-ATHLETIC-CLUB-DISCIPLINE-POLICYv2

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 Lead Welfare Officer.

Self-Declaration-Form-1

ONLINE SAFETY

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) has published guidance for parents and children about staying safe online. A link to the guidance is provided below:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_18/lets-talk-about/online-safety/