Child Protection Policy

  • All young people must have a parent/guardian/carer present during a session.
  • All people with regular access to children must have a C.R.B. check.
  • All parents are responsible for their young persons behaviour.
  • All coaches are up to date with technical skills and child protection training.
  • Designated child protection officer will deal with any child protection matters, in strictest confidence.
  • Parental consent is needed to coach all young people.
  • Strike a young person.
  • Use profane, insulting, harassing or offensive language.
  • Spend time alone with young people.
  • Take young people alone on car journeys, no matter how short, without first consulting with parents.
  • Share a room with young people.
  • Take young people to your home where you will be alone with them.
  • Do things of a personal nature for a young person, that they can do for themselves.
  • Intrude into the private life of a young person.
  • Engage in rough, physical or sexually provocative games.
  • Allow or engage in any form of inappropriate touching.
    (One on one coaching is done openly and minor physical contact should be done with the agreement of the archer).
  • Make suggestive comments to a child or young person, even in fun.
  • Allow a young person to use inappropriate language unchallenged.
  • Reduce a young person to tears as a form of control.
  • Allow allegations of abuse or practice to go unrecorded.
  • Allow a sexual relationship to develop between someone with regular access and a young person between 16 and 18 years of age whilst there is a relationship of trust between them.