Herts County Auto and Aero Club

 

Policy Statement on Child Protection

 

Herts County Auto and Aero Club ("HCAAC") is committed to providing a safe environment for children* and one where the child's welfare is paramount.

HCAAC recognise that safeguarding children is the responsibility of everyone, not just those who work with children and believe that all children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity, have the right to protection from abuse.

HCAAC will:

 

All suspicions and allegations of inappropriate behaviour will be taken seriously and responded to swift and appropriately by HCAAC.

 

All relevant concerns, allegations and complaints and their outcome should be notified to the HCAAC Child Protection Officer.

 

This policy relates to all club officials, members, suppliers and volunteers who work with children or vulnerable adults in the course of their duties.

 

This policy will be kept under periodic review.

 

(*As defined in the Children Act 1989, anyone under the age of 18 years is considered to be a child for the purposes of this Policy Statement.)

 

Child Protection Officer

 

HCAAC’s appointed Child Protection Officer is

 

Mrs Evelyn Gibbs

 

 

 

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Herts County Auto and Aero Club

 

Code of Practice on Child Protection

                                               

Culture                                                                                                            

 

HCAAC recognise that it is important that the club operates in such a way that both children and adults feel able to raise concerns, knowing that they will be taken seriously, treated confidentially and will not make the situation worse for themselves or others. 

 

Minimising risk     

 

HCAAC seek to minimise situations where adults are working unobserved or could take advantage of their position of trust. 

 

All club officials, members, suppliers and volunteers should:

 

 

All club officials, members, suppliers and volunteers should not;

 

 

Handling concerns, reports or allegations                                                    

 

Always:

Never: