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Clubs and Coaches

Keeping Young People safe is important and that they are protected during training and competition can ensure that they have fun in a friendly and supportive environment.

In addition to the chance to experience the feelings of joy, challenges and achievement that are inherent to the sport. To ensure this, British Triathlon is committed to devising and implementing policies and procedures to ensure that all those involved comply with the British Triathlon code of good practice.

The following page and documents set out British Triathlon’s policies and procedures in fulfilment of its belief in and commitment to child protection. All clubs, coaches and people involved in our sport should have a working knowledge of our safeguarding policy and procedures.

Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

The Safeguaring Policy is there to inform anyone who works with young people about how to protect and ensure the wellbeing of the children that they work with. This document covers information on: What is Safeguarding, safeguarding during club training, DBS checks and who needs one, guidance when posting on social media and photography and video during club events and sessions. This is just a brief overview of the document and we encourage you to read the policies to help with the delivery of training to Young People.

Safeguarding Policy           Safeguarding Procedures

Welsh Procedures

Scottish Policy and Procedures

CPSU - Child Protection in Sport Unit

The CPSU was founded in 2001 to work with UK Sports Councils, National Governing Bodies (NGBs), County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) and other organisations to help them minimise the risk of child abuse during sporting activities.

They have created a guide to help protect Young People during sporting events:

CPSU EVENT GUIDE

DBS FAQ's 

We've provided the most frequently asked questions around DBS checks and answered them for you

DBS FAQ

Welsh DBS FAQ

Adults at Risk

Information on how to protect adults at risk and the procedures to follow when dealing with a concern.

Adults at risk

Missing/Lost Child Action Plan

Information for those against whom a complaint of poor practice or an allegation of abuse has been made.

If you have been notified by British Triathlon that there are reported causes for concern regarding your behaviour towards or with young people, you may find the following information regarding the process of the case and what you can expect useful as a form of support and guidance.

It is also advised, if you do not already have a copy of the British Triathlon – Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures, that you obtain one as soon as possible. It details exactly how your case will be handled.

  • You will be treated with a fair and transparent process at all times.
  • If you are suspended from your role it is important to remember this is a neutral act, it protects all parties involved in the case.
  • You will be assigned a Designated Contact from British Triathlon. This person will be your point of contact for the duration of the case, if you have any queries or concerns you should contact them initially.
  • Your Designated Contact will be neutral to the case, they will not be the Designated Contact for the young person involved in the case, nor will they be a member of the Case Management Group who will be dealing with your case.
  • You will receive regular communication in the form of telephone calls, letters and emails regarding your case from your Designated Contact. You will be kept up to date with the progress of your case at all times.

You may find the following information sources useful:

NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000

24 hour free and confidential telephone Helpline that provides counselling, information and advice to anyone concerned about a child at risk of ill treatment or abuse.

 

The Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 or www.samaritans.org.uk

Nationwide, non-religious, non-political 24-hour confidential support.

 

Careline 0208 541 1177

Confidential crisis telephone counselling service.

Advice and support for individuals receiving a disclosure

If you have personally received a disclosure you may wish to speak with someone confidentially to help you deal with what you have heard. You may also feel the need to be reassured that the issues are being dealt with in the best possible way with the interests of the child or young person being paramount. You will be able to discuss the disclosure with the British Triathlon Lead Safeguarding Officer, and they will be able to keep you informed of the case and its progress.

However, you may wish to speak to someone outside of the Triathlon environment. Clearly confidentiality is essential and therefore when seeking support or guidance from a recommended source as detailed below you will be expected to keep the personal details (names of individuals concerned, location etc) confidential.

The following contact details provide a variety of potential support mechanisms for you to approach.

NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000

24 hour free and confidential telephone Helpline that provides counselling, information and advice to anyone concerned about a child at risk of ill treatment or abuse.

Childline 0800 1111

Confidential support and advice for children, young people and adults.

 

The Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 or www.samaritans.org.uk

Nationwide, non-religious, non-political 24-hour confidential support.

 

Victim Support 0845 3030 900

Local Victim Support services provide emotional support, information and practical help forvictims and witnesses.

 

Self Help www.self-help.org.uk

A general list of 1,000 self-help organisations in the UK. specialise child protection resources. A general list of 1,000 self-help organisations in the UK.

Advice and support for those who have reported concerns or an incident

Once you have reported a concern to your Club Welfare Officer it will then be reported directly to the British Triathlon Lead Safeguarding Officer immediately. You may find the following information regarding the process of your case and what you can expect useful as a form of support and guidance.

It is also advised if you do not already have a copy of the British Triathlon –Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures, that you obtain one as soon as possible. It details exactly how your case will be handled.

  • The case will be treated with a fair and transparent process at all times.
  • If the accused is suspended from their role it is important to remember this is a neutral act, it protects all parties involved in the case.
  • You will receive appropriate communication in the form of telephone calls, letters and emails regarding your case from your Designated Contact.

You may find the following information sources useful. They will always provide someone to listen and offer support:

NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000

24 hour free and confidential telephone Helpline that provides counselling, information and advice to anyone concerned about a child at risk of ill treatment or abuse.

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