Safeguarding and Code of Conduct!
All Archers of Raunds activities follow the Archery GB Safeguarding Children, Young People Policy and Safeguarding Adults Policy
The Archery GB “Safeguarding Children, Young People Policy and Safeguarding Adults Policy” is a comprehensive set of policies with an accompanying toolkit of Guidance Documents, Template Forms and Flowcharts which ensures that clubs deliver effective Child Protection for the children and young people as well as an Adult at Risk in Archery.
The Policies are openly available to all club members, parents of club juniors and potential members.
Archery GB cares deeply about this sport being a “Family Sport” and a “Sport for All”. Sport is fun – it gives us all the opportunity to make new friends, try out new activities, develop new skills and give something back to our communities. Under the policy, Protection of Children and Young People and their safety is paramount for children and young people in the archery environment.
In accordance with Archery GB insurance requirements, every club must comply with the Archery GB Policies for “Safeguarding Children, Young People and Safeguarding Adults” and all our coaches have been Enhanced DBS checked and completed NSPCC child protection courses.
Archers of Raunds complies with Archery GB’s policies because everyone has a moral and legal responsibility to provide “Duty of Care” for children and young people as per the government guide “Working Together to Safeguard Children“.
Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy
We are fully committed to safeguarding children, young people and an adult at risk by:
- Ensuring that the welfare of children, young people and an adult at risk is paramount.
- Creating and maintaining the safest environment possible for children, young people and an adult at risk participating in Archery.
- Taking all reasonable steps to promote safe practice and to protect children, young people and an adult at risk from harm, abuse and exploitation.
- Promoting an ethos which embraces difference and diversity, and respects the rights of children, young people and an adult at risk.
Archers of Raunds guidelines are based on Archery GB’s Policy for Safeguarding Children, Young People and Safeguarding Adults Policy which is mandatory for archery clubs to follow. The Archery GB Policy can be viewed on their website www.archerygb.org
Children and young people refer to people under the age of 18.
An adult at risk is a person aged 18 years and over who may have care and support needs and as a consequence be abused, neglected, discriminated or forced into marriage or modern slavery because they are unable to protect themselves. Please click on this link from Sport England Club Matters which has a video just over 6 minutes long but should help you understand the difference between safeguarding adults and children.
Abuse is any form of physical, emotional or sexual mistreatment, online abuse (Social Media), peer to peer or lack of care that leads to injury or harm. Abusers can be male or female. An individual might abuse or neglect a child, young person or an adult at risk directly, or may be responsible for abuse because they fail to prevent another person harming them.
Never dismiss what a child, young person or an adult at risk tells you as “lies” or exaggeration – the worst possible thing you can do is to ignore it!
Online Safety Bill Update
In 2014 it was legal for an adult to send a child a sexual message. However, following a campaign by the NSPCC, the government created a new offence in the Sexual Offences Act 2003 Section 15 which criminalises sexual communication with a child.
Unfortunately, social media platforms have no safety measures in place to stop people from grooming children and young people. In 2018 the NSPCC started a petition asking the government to bring in laws to make social media platforms protect children and young people. The government launched the Online Harms White Paper in April 2019, but the proposed bill has not been passed and children are still at risk of grooming. We will keep you updated on the progress of the bill.
A guide to the Online Safety Bill is available through the government website.
Some useful contact numbers are:
NSPCC Helpline – 0808 800 5000 (24 hours)
Child Line – 0800 1111 (24 hours)
Northamptonshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) – 0300 126 1000
In an emergency dial 999 or local Police – 101
Archery GB Lead Safeguarding Officer Anne Rook – 01952 602792
Archery GB Safeguarding and Governance Officer Karen Hodgkiss – 01952 602793
Jon Kilraine has been appointed Safeguarding Officer for Archers of Raunds Archery Club. He is the first point of contact to report any concern regarding any Safeguarding or Code of Conduct issues and can be contacted either at a Club Shoot, by email on email@example.com or by telephone 07432526353. Click here to download an Incident Report Form.
As well as Club Members, these safeguarding policies and procedures as well as the codes of conduct apply to other visitors to the Club including those participating in archery courses.
Meet our Safeguarding Team
Safeguarding and Code of Conduct InformationThere is a lot of information available on the internet and also our Governing Body Archery GB but we have added a selection here for you and will continue to add more so do please keep checking here!
|1906||Archery GB Terms of Reference for Members||Download|
|OPP-01-02.1cm||Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and Procedures||Download|
|OPP-01a-02cm||Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures||Download|
|OPP-01a-02cm||Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures – Incident Report Form||Download|
|Government Guide||Working Together to Safeguard Children||Download|
|OPP-04-04||Disciplinary Policy and Procedures||Download|
|OPP-06c-02/03cm||Code of Conduct which replaces the separate codes for adult archers, young archers, spectators, parents, carers and coaches/judges/officials.||Download|
|OPP-16-01||Anti Bullying Policy||Download|
|OPP-17-01||Online Safety and Social Media Policy||Download|
|Poster - Adult Archers||Code of Conduct||Download|
|Poster - Coaches, Leaders and Officials||Code of Conduct||Download|
|Poster - Spectators, Parents and Carers||Code of Conduct||Download|
|Poster - Young Archers||Code of Conduct||Download|
|SCF 01||Consent Form||Download|
|SCF 02||Accident Report Form||Download|
|SCF 03||Incident Report Form||Download|
|SCF 04||Safeguarding Incident Report Form||Download|
|SCF 05||Photography and Filming Consent Form||Download|
|SCFD 01||Concerns about Possible Abuse||Download|
|SCFD 02||Concerns about Possible Poor Practice||Download|
|SCG 01(a)||Duty of Care - England and Wales||Download|
|SCG 02||Reporting and Dealing with Concerns about Poor Practice||Download|
|SCG 03||Safe Recruitment and Selection Procedures||Download|
|SCG 04||Abuse of Positions of Trust in Sport||Download|
|SCG 04 - Annex A||Abuse of Positions of Trust in Sport||Download|
|SCG 04 - Annex B||Abuse of Positions of Trust in Sport||Download|
|SCG 04 - Annex C||Abuse of Positions of Trust in Sport||Download|
|SCG 04 - Annex D||Abuse of Positions of Trust in Sport||Download|
|SCG 05||Guidance on Photographing & Filming Children & Young People in Sport||Download|
|SCG 06||Text and Email Messaging||Download|
|SCG 07||Away Trips and Hosting||Download|
|SCG 08||Managing Challenging Behaviours||Download|