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. He has attended UKA Safeguarding Training.
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:
Advice on Safeguarding and DBS procedures can be sought from the Welfare Officer who can be contacted on email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 also adopted the revised UKA Codes of Conduct these can also be accessed on the link above. All club members and parents and/or carers of children who are members of the club are required to have read their respective codes of conduct.
BREACH OF THE CODES OF CONDUCT
Reference is made to the UKA safeguarding regulations below:
The club has adopted a discipline policy which can be found on the link below.
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.