LIVERPOOL AND DISTRICT TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE
Our safeguarding policy
This policy applies to the Management Committee, all members, coaches and volunteers playing or working in the Liverpool and District Table Tennis League (LDTTL).
The purpose of this policy:
· To protect young persons and other vulnerable adults who take part in table tennis under the management of the LDTTL.
· To provide members and volunteers with the overarching principles that guides our approach to safeguarding and child protection.
The LDTTL believes that a young person and other vulnerable adults should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all young persons and other vulnerable adults and keep them safe.
This policy has been drawn up on the basis of law and guidance that seeks to protect young persons and other vulnerable adults namely:
· Children Act 1989
· Sexual Offences Act 2003
· Children Act 2004
· Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
For the purposes of this policy:
· A young person refers to anyone aged under 18 years.
· The definition of a ‘vulnerable adult’ is a person who is 18 years or over and is in need of community care services by reason of mental health or other disability, age or illness and who is or maybe unable to take care of, or unable to protect themselves against significant harm or exploitation
This policy should be read in conjunction with:
· Table Tennis England’s Safeguarding and Vulnerable Adults Policy and Guidelines
· Liverpool and District Table Tennis League Safeguarding Guidelines
· Liverpool and District Table Tennis League Rules and Regulations
We recognise that:
· The welfare of the young person is paramount
· All young persons and vulnerable adults, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have a right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.
We will seek to keep young persons and vulnerable adults safe by:
· Valuing them, listening to and respecting them
· Appointing a League Welfare Officer
· Ensuring that coaches, officials and volunteers comply with the TTE Safeguarding Guidelines
· Adopting safeguarding practices through procedures and a code of conduct for
members and volunteers
· Ensuring that we have an effective complaints procedure in place
League Organising Secretary
Name: Mike Power
League Welfare Officer
Name: Tony Dixon
TTE Safeguarding Officer:
Name: Judy Rogers
Phone: 07977-243327 ,.
NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000
We are committed to reviewing our policy and guidelines annually.
This policy was last reviewed on: …9th February 2017……… (date)
Signed: Mike Power.
Role: Organising Secretary
Date: 9th February 2017