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West Herts & Watford LTC Safeguarding Policy Statement

West Herts & Watford LTC acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults at risk.  The club is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and LTA requirements.  A copy of the club’s full safeguarding policy is available from Karen West karennwest43@gmail.com.

The club’s safeguarding policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children and adults at risk are paramount in all circumstances. We strive to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation or socio-economic background, that all children and adults at risk are safeguarded from abuse and have an enjoyable tennis experience.

As part of our safeguarding policy West Herts & Watford LTC will:

  1. promote and prioritise the safety and well-being of children and adults at risk
  2. ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and adults at risk
  3. ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern
  4. ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored
  5. prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals
  6. ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.

The club’s policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in West Herts & Watford LTC Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed and may result in dismissal/exclusion from the club.

Monitoring

The club’s safeguarding policy will be reviewed every two years, or sooner in the following circumstances:

  1. changes in legislation and/or government guidance
  2. as required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board or LTA
  3. as a result of any other significant change or event.

 

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