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Safeguarding

Hamble River Sailing Club is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk taking part in its activities from abuse and harm and ensuring their wellbeing. Hamble River Sailing Club recognises that the safety, welfare and needs of children, young people and adults at risk are paramount and that any person, irrespective of their age, disability, race, religion or belief, marital status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or social status, has a right to protection from discrimination, victimisation and abuse.

Hamble River Sailing Club takes all reasonable steps to ensure that, through safe recruitment, appropriate operating procedures, and training, it offers a safe and fun environment to everyone taking part in Hamble River Sailing Club events and activities. Hamble River Sailing Club recognises that it has a legal duty of care[1] to safeguard children, young people and adults at risk.

Hamble River Sailing Club is committed to minimising risk and supporting venues, programmes, events and individuals to deliver a safe, positive and fun boating experience for everyone by creating a welcoming environment, both on and off the water, where everyone can have fun and develop their skills and confidence. Hamble River Sailing Club will treat everyone with respect, celebrate their achievements, listen to their views and experiences and provide opportunities for everyone to fulfil their potential and be their authentic selves.

Hamble River Sailing Club will:

  • Ensure that all individuals who work or volunteer with children, young people and adults at risk provide a positive, safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Ensure that there is an RYA registered, Club Welfare Officer with the necessary skills and training who will take the lead in dealing with all safeguarding concerns with support from the RYA Safeguarding Team
  • Ensure that the Club Welfare Officer name and contact details are known to all employees, volunteers, members and participants
  • Respond swiftly and appropriately to all complaints and concerns about poor practice or suspected abuse, referring to the RYA and external agencies as necessary
  • Ensure that all information regarding safeguarding referrals is stored securely and confidentially
  • Ensure that all those who work or volunteer with at risk groups have been recruited using safe recruitment practices and includes the appropriate criminal records disclosure checks
  • Report any concerns raised involving RYA staff, volunteers and credential holders to the RYA Safeguarding Team
  • Regularly review its safeguarding procedures and practices in the light of experience, to take account of legislative, social or technological changes or where there is a change of management as required.
  • Cooperate where necessary with multi-agency investigations and enquiries relating to serious case reviews involving children, young people and adults at risk, if there is an association with the sport and or recreation

Hamble River Sailing Club recognises that EVERYONE has the right to be safeguarded and we must ALL take responsibility to ensure it.

The HRSC Safeguarding Officer is: Angela Murphy, email safeguarding@hrsc.org.uk

Last updated 10:37 on 17 May 2024

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