ASI Gordonians Cricket Club - Child Protection Policy

       
      

GORDONIANS JUNIOR CRICKET CLUB (GJCC)                                                 

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

Introduction to the Policy

This document outlines GJCC’s commitment to protecting children. GJCC is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care. It recognises the responsibility to promote safe

practice and to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation. GJCC officials and volunteers

will work together to embrace difference and diversity and respect.

Guiding Principles

This policy and GJCC procedures and guidelines are based on the following principles:

• The welfare of children is the primary concern.

• All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin,

socio-economic status, religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to

protection from all forms of harm and abuse.

• Child protection is everyone's responsibility.

• Children have the right to express views on all matters which affect them, should they

wish to do so.

• Organisations shall work in partnership together with children and parents to promote

the welfare, health and development of children.

Policy Statement

GJCC will:

• Promote the health and welfare of children by providing opportunities for them to take

part in cricket safely.

• Respect and promote the rights, wishes and feelings of children.

• Promote and implement appropriate procedures to safeguard the well being of

children and protect them from abuse.

• Recruit, train, support and supervise its staff, members and volunteers to adopt best

practice to safeguard and protect children from abuse and to reduce risk to

themselves.

• Require staff, members and volunteers to adopt and abide by this Child Protection

Policy and all GJCC procedures.

• Respond to any allegations of misconduct or abuse of children in line with this Policy

and the GJCC procedures as well as implementing, where appropriate, the relevant

disciplinary and appeals procedures.

• Observe guidelines issued by local Child Protection Committees for the protection of

children.

• Regularly monitor and evaluate the implementation of this Policy and these

procedures.

Review

This Policy and the GJCC Procedures will be regularly reviewed:

• In accordance with changes in legislation and guidance on the protection of children

or following any changes within GJCC.

• Following any issues or concerns raised about the protection of children within

GJCC.

• In all other circumstances, at least every three years.