PROTECTING CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND YOUNG ADULTS POLICY STATEMENT
AMJR Coaching are committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children, young people and young adults 25 years and under and vulnerable adults 30 years and under, to protect them from physical, sexual and emotional harm and neglect throughout all our programmes and activities.
AMJR Coaching also accept and recognise both their moral and legal responsibilities under the Children (NI) Order 1995, the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults (NI) Order (2003) and the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (NI) Order 2007 (as amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) about providing a duty of care for children, young people and young adults’ and young adults and endeavour to carry those out by the following;
- having a code of behaviour for staff and volunteers. In general terms staff should always;
- be consistent and reliable
- be open and honest
- treat all children, young people and young adults equally and with dignity and respect at all times.
- give praise and recognition when appropriate
- take due care to ensure that they provide a safe environment within and throughout all programmes and activities.
- providing guidelines for the general safety and management of activities.
- sharing information about our Protecting Children, Young People and Young Adults Policy and Procedures and Good Practice Guidelines to staff, volunteers, children young people and young adults’, parents or guardians via our website
- reporting concerns of suspected or disclosed abuse through a designated person (in the organisation our activities take place) to the relevant authority and involving parents, children and children, young people and young adults’ appropriately;
- having procedures for effective recruitment and selection of staff and volunteers
- designating a senior member of staff to take a lead role in ensuring that the procedures adopted are fully implemented, reviewed, recorded and updated when necessary.
- endeavour to have staff and volunteers trained in ‘Keeping Safe’ Child Protection Training.