Safeguarding

Contents

Section 1 – Overview and Welfare Officer

Section 2 – Safeguarding Policy for Young Children

Section 3 – Safeguarding Policy for Adults at Risk

Section 1 - Safeguarding Statement

Chorley Springs Fishery is committed to the safety and welfare of Children and Adults at risk

Children under 16 - Must be accompanied at all times by a Parent, Guardian or other adult who is responsible for their safety, behaviour and welfare whilst at the fishery.
Young Anglers aged 16-18 - May fish unaccompanied during the Day but must be accompanied for Night Fishing by a Parent , Guardian or other adult who is responsible for their safety, behaviour and welfare whilst at the fishery.
Adults At Risk - All visitors and representatives of Chorley Springs Fishery must safeguard and promote the interests and wellbeing of adults at risk, respond appropriately to concerns, take all reasonable and practical steps to protect adults at risk from harm, discrimination, or degrading treatment, respect and promote the rights, wishes and feelings of adults at risk..

A full Copy of The Chorley Springs Safeguarding Policy can be found here.

Please report any incidents/ issues to:

Howard Windsor - Bailiff and Welfare Officer (or available deputy)

Tel 07564 999582

Or

Email us at chorleysprings@hotmail.com

Section 2 - Safeguarding Policy for Young People

The aim of this policy is to promote good practice so that all representatives of the Fishery:-

  • Are fully aware of their responsibilities about child protection.
  • Safeguard and promote the interests and wellbeing of young people with whom they are working.
  • Respond appropriately to concerns.
  • Take all reasonable and practical steps to protect young people from harm, discrimination, or degrading treatment.
  • Respect and promote young people's rights, wishes and feelings.
  • Make informed and confident responses to child protection issues.

This Safeguarding Young People Policy will:

  • Offer safeguards to young people, representatives and volunteers.
  • Help to maintain high standards of professionalism and practice at all levels.

Our Policy (what we'll do)

We will:

  • Value, listen to and respect young people.
  • Adopt the Angling Trust's safeguarding best practices through policies, procedures, and codes of conduct for all members and volunteers.
  • Ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding by appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to safeguarding concerns involving young people confidently and competently.
  • Ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of an incident or concern and provide support for the individual or individuals involved.
  • Ensure confidential, detailed, and accurate records are maintained and securely stored.
  • Prevent the employment or deployment of unsuitable persons by ensuring all necessary checks are robustly carried out.
  • Ensure young people and parents have easy to understand up to date information so that they can know where to go for help or support.
  • Review and adapt policies and procedures as required.

The term “young people” applies to persons who are under the age of 18 years.

Further supporting policies, procedures and guidance can be found at:

https://anglingtrust.net/safeguarding/policies/

Section 3 - Safeguarding Policy for Adults at Risk

The aim of this policy is to promote good practice by ensuring that all representatives of the Fishery:-

  • Are fully aware of their responsibilities around safeguarding adults at risk.
  • Safeguard and promote the interests and wellbeing of adults at risk with whom they are working.
  • Respond appropriately to concerns.
  • Take all reasonable and practical steps to protect adults at risk from harm, discrimination, or degrading treatment.
  • Respect and promote the rights, wishes and feelings of adults at risk.
  • Make informed and confident responses to protection issues.

This Safeguarding Adults at Risk Policy will:

  • Offer safeguards to Adults at Risk, representatives and volunteers.
  • Help to maintain high standards of professionalism and practice at all levels of
  • the sport.

Our Policy (what we'll do)

We will:

  • Value, listen to and respect adults at risk.
  • Promote and prioritise adults at risk.
  • Adopt the Angling Trust's safeguarding best practices through policies, procedures, and codes of conduct for all staff and volunteers.
  • Ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding by appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to safeguarding concerns involving adults at risk confidently and competently.
  • Ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of an incident or concern and provide support for the individual or individuals involved.
  • Ensure confidential, detailed, and accurate records are maintained and securely stored.
  • Prevent the employment or deployment of unsuitable persons by ensuring all necessary checks are robustly carried out.
  • Ensure everyone has easy to understand up to date information so that they can know where to go for help or support.
  • Review and adapt policies and procedures as required.

The term ‘adult at risk' applies to someone who is over 18 years and is at risk of abuse or neglect because of their needs for care or support.

The policy and appropriate procedures will be widely promoted.

Further supporting policies, procedures and guidance can be found at:

https://anglingtrust.net/safeguarding/policies/