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Birkby Rosehill CC

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN POLICY 

BRH operates a strict safeguarding children policy which is applicable at all times when children are utilising facilities or play on behalf of the club.

Any  member of  BRH cricket club who observes any signs of child abuse or neglect or hears something that causes them concern about a child, must as an ethical responsibility immediately  report  the issue to management or trustees for further investigation.

Player members are not responsible for making a diagnosis of child abuse or neglect, just for sharing concerns appropriately. Abuse and neglect fall into four categories:

Physical abuse within a club environment may involve any type of physical abuse including hitting, shaking, or otherwise causing physical harm to a child.

Emotional abuse  within a club environment may prevent the child participating in normal cricketing activities or interacting with other children.

Sexual abuse any observation that grooming ornon-contact activities are occurring which  may encourage children to behave inappropriately.

Neglect within a club environment will include failing to protect a child from physical and emotional harm or danger. Failure to ensure adequate supervision. Failure to ensure access to appropriate medical care or treatment. Failure to provide food or adequate clothing.

BRH Facilities

The club will always endeavour to provide a safe and child-friendly environment, taking all steps to ensure that areas where children are playing cricket are welcoming and secure with appropriate facilities for play.

Other relevant policies and procedures

All players, trustees or managers of the club before coaching or working with under 13, 15 and under 17 teams will have CRB clearance.

A list of all CRB cleared players, members or trustees must be kept by the club secretary and reviewed periodically.