Child Protection Policy

Islington Community Sports Academy

Club Child Protection Policy

This Club is an Affiliated Member of the Amateur Boxing Association of England Limited [ABAE] and as such adopts the following Club Child Protection Policy which is supported by and compliments the ABAE National Child Protection Policy – These policies are mandatory and acceptance of them is a non-negotiable requirement when becoming a member of this club. You may obtain copies of the ABAE Child Protection Policy from the National ABAE Office on 01142 235 639 or it can be viewed / down loaded from the ABAE Web site at www.abae.org

  • This club has a duty of care to Children and Young People [under 18 years of age] and the safety and welfare of them is paramount;
  • This club acknowledges that it has a legal and moral responsibility to ensure the well being of Children and Young People within the club;
  • This club acknowledges that every child and Young Person has a right to enjoy membership and the sport of amateur boxing within a safe enjoyable setting;
  • This club will continually review this policy in the light of identified ‘best practice’;
  • This club acknowledges that every member including Committee, Coach, Official, and Volunteer have a moral & legal responsibility to safeguard and promote every Child & Young Person’s welfare;
  • This club is committed to ensuring that every Child & Young Person regardless of age, ability, racial origin, religious belief, sexual orientation or gender has a right to learn, participate in and enjoy Amateur Boxing, free of the fear and safe from abuse of any type;
  • This club ensures that all member of Committee, Coaches, Officials and Volunteers shall at all times possess a current [ABAE] Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure which is registered with the ABAE CRB Umbrella Body [non compliance with this clause will automatically exclude such persons];
  • This club has appointed a Welfare Officer whose name appears below, who shall administer this Child Protection Policy and shall be responsible for your induction which includes provision of the ABAE Child Protection Policy and instruction on  Child Protection within the Club and ABAE,  ensuring your appreciation of its requirement of strict compliance;
  • This club will treat seriously and deal rigorously with any incidence of abuse and will at all times follow the procedures laid down in the ABAE National Child Protection Policy;
  • Any abuse or inappropriate behavior regarding Children & Young People will be challenged and dealt with appropriately;
  • This club clearly understands that abuse comes in many forms which include Emotional, Physical and Sexual. Foul language, bullying and requiring an athlete to train at an inappropriate level is also recognised as a form of abuse;
  • This club acknowledges that it is the responsibility of experts to determine whether or not abuse is / has taken place, it is however everyone’s responsibility to report concerns and / or abuse;

We ALWAYS remember, in cases of concern or abuse –

DOING NOTHING IS NOT AN OPTION !!!