SAFEGUARDING

We are committed to ensuring everyone can enjoy snowsports

in a safe, friendly and fun environment

Everyone has a responsibility to ensure the welfare of young people.

As a Snowsports Club, we are bound by Snowsports England policy for safeguarding children, Snowsafe.

The full Snowsafe Club Manual can be found here.

 

Our Instructors and Coaches are all fully qualified and licenced with Snowsports England.

They all have current safeguarding training and a first aid certificate, as well as a current DBS check.

Instructors are required to abide by the Club and Snowsports England Code of Ethics, Conduct and Practice.

They are here to make you feel welcome and help you to develop your skills.

If you have seen or experienced something you feel concerned by, our Club Welfare Officers (CWO’s), Emma Smith and Matt Brooks, are here to help.

I HAVE A CONCERN

There may be a number of reasons you have a concern:

  • In response to something a child/young person has said
  • In response to an allegation made against someone eg. a member of staff or parent
  • In response to bullying
  • In response to poor practice

It is not your responsibility to determine if abuse has taken place, but it is your responsibility to report or act upon any concerns you may have.

WHO SHOULD I SPEAK TO?

The welfare of a child is paramount.

If you think a child is in immediate danger, call the police 999

Useful Non-emergency Contacts:

Norfolk County Council Children’s Services 0344 800 8020

Norfolk Snowsports Club Welfare Officers: Emma Smith and Matt Brooks moc.stropswonsklofronnull@reciffoeraflew

Snowsports England Safeguarding Lead: Bridget Owen ku.gro.dnalgnestropswonsnull@eraflew

National Contacts for Safeguarding:

ChildLine UK – 24 hour helpline for children 0800 11 11

NSPCC Freephone – 24 hour helpline 0808 800 5000

Kidscape – helpline for adults and young people concerned about bullying 08451 205 204

The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) website