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SAFEGUARDING AND WELFARE

Ensuring necessary provision is in place for safeguarding and welfare

How does your sports club, association, group or charity ensure all activities take place in a safe, welcoming, and protected environment?

You’ll find information and resources on the quality standards Jersey Sport recommend to create an inclusive, secure, and reliable platform for all sport and physical activity on island, below.

SAFEGUARDING AND WELFARE

Safeguarding in sport is everyone’s business –  from code of conducts, protecting data, implementing policies, upskilling welfare officers, training your members, dealing with concerns, and so much more.

Here’s how to ensure your sports organisation meets our quality standards and can implement on-going good practice:

QUALITY STANDARD 1:

The organisation has necessary provision in place for the safeguarding and welfare of its members

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Clear and appropriate child welfare and safeguarding policies and reporting procedures
  • Clear and appropriate adult welfare and safeguarding policies and reporting procedures
  • Designated Welfare Officer(s) with a clear role / job description
  • Demonstration of welfare and safeguarding procedures for recruitment, induction and deployment of workforce
  • All sports workforce involved in the management, coordination and/or delivery of regulated activity are subject to an enhance DBS check

 

QUALITY STANDARD 2:

The organisation collects and safely stores all members registration details – to include information on contact details, disability, medical conditions, parental consent(s) and emergency contact information

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Registration with the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner
  • Data Protection Policy in place

QUALITY STANDARD 3:

The organisation demonstrate how it follows NGB or CPSU guidance regarding photography, mobile phones, social media, and on-island events

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Social Media Code of Conduct implemented and readily available for all members
  • All members including young people and parents/carers are made aware of these policies and procedures

QUALITY STANDARD 4:

Coaches, volunteers, instructors, Welfare Officers and other officials receive an induction which includes information about safeguarding responsibilities, policy and procedures, and are appropriately trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • All members and coaches have a basic awareness of the welfare and safeguarding policies and how to raise any concerns they might have
  • The Welfare Officer(s) and all workforce who are in contact with children and/or ‘at risk’ adults attend CPSU / NGB recognised ‘Safeguarding Awareness Workshop’ and refresher training to be taken at least every 3 years
  • The Welfare Officer(s) should attend Welfare Officer safeguarding training, either through NSPCC/CPSU ‘Time to Listen’ workshop or NGB recognised equivalent. A refresher training should be taken at least every 3 years
  • Effective communication of safeguarding information to all members and appropriate care givers

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