Origin Sports Child Protection Statement

Origin Sports acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and UKBJJA requirements.

The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background, all children:

  • Have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport at Origin Sports in a safe and child centred environment.
  • Are protected from abuse whilst participating in our classes. We will also endeavour to ensure that they are protected from abuse outside of the activity to the best of our knowledge and ability.

Origin Sports acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.

As part of our safeguarding policy Origin Sports will:

  • Promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
  • Ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is  provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people.
  • Ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern.
  • Ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored.
  • Prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals.
  • Ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.

The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Origin Sports. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the organisation.

Monitoring

The policy will be reviewed a year after development and then every three years, or in the following circumstances:

  • Changes in legislation and/or government guidance.
  • As required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board, Tyne and Wear Sport, Sport England and the UKBJJA.
  • As a result of any other significant change or event.

Useful Contacts

These organizations offer support and advice to people who have concerns about the wellbeing of a child or a vulnerable person.

NSPCC
Worried about a child? Advice and support whenever you need it.
Tel: 0808 800 5000

ChildLine
A free and confidential helpline for children who have concerns.
Tel: 0800 1111

Child Protection, Anti-Bullying and Safeguarding Vulnerable People

Anti-bullying Alliance
Tel: 0207 843 1901 Email: aba@ncb.org.uk

Beat Bullying
Tel: 0208 771 3377 Email: info@betabullying.org

Bullying UK
Tel: 0808 800 2222 Email: help@bullying.co.uk

National Children's Bureau (NCB)
Tel: 0207 843 6000 Email: enquiries@ncb.org.uk

Women's Aid
Tel: 0808 200 0247 Email: helpline@womensaid.org.uk

Samaritans UK
Tel: 08457 90 90 90

MIND
Tel: 0300 123 3393 Email: info@mind.org.uk

Sports organisations

Sport England
Tel: 0845 850 8508 Email: info@sportengland.org

sports coach UK
Tel: 0113 274 4802 Email: coaching@sportscoachuk.org

Youth Sport Trust (YST)
Tel: 0150 922 6600 Email: info@youthsporttrust.org

A full copy of our child protection policy, including contact details for our child protection officer, is available upon request. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, comments or concerns.