Child Protection Policy

 

The Crowborough & District Anglers Association (hereafter noted as CDAA) acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and The Child Protection in Sport requirements.

 

The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socio-economic background, all children:

 

  • have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport in all activities run and supported by and are able to do so in a safe and child centred environment

 

  • are protected from abuse whilst participating in angling or outside of the activity.

 

AIMS

 

The CDAA acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.

 

As part of our safeguarding policy CDAA will:

 

  • promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people

 

  • 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 young people

 

  • 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

 

  • ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored

 

  • prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals

 

  • ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation

 

  • the training and development of all those supporting safeguarding standards in angling

 

 

The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in CDAA. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the organisation.

 

PRINCIPLES

 

  • The welfare of children is always paramount

 

  • All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, ethnic origin and religious beliefs have the right to protection from abuse

 

  • All suspicions and allegations of abuse and poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately

 

  • All staff and volunteers working in angling have a responsibility to report concerns to the Club Welfare Officer

 

  • Adults –staff, volunteers, coaches, referees and members will be supported to understand their role and responsibility with regard to the duty of care and protection of children and young people

 

  • Individuals will receive support through education and training to be aware of and understand best practice and how to manage any welfare or child protection issues that may come to light

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • The CDAA Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy will be available to all members, parents, staff, volunteers and participants

 

  • The Policy will be reviewed every three years by the CDAA Executive Committee, and amended as appropriate. Guidance from the Angling Trust will be sought as part of the review process

 

  • The CDAA Executive Committee has responsibility for ensuring that the policy and procedures are implemented, including taking any appropriate disciplinary action necessary

 

  • The CDAA Executive Committee has responsibility for responding to any allegations, concerns or child protection incidents, passing information to the appropriate National Governing Body Lead Child Protection Officer and informing the appropriate club staff

 

  • Parents have a responsibility to work together with the club in implementing procedures and providing their children with the necessary information to safeguard themselves

Date of last review: 1st April 2019

Health & Safety Policy

The Committee of Crowborough & District Anglers Association is fully committed to the prevention of accidents and the limitations of their consequences to persons and the environment. To achieve this objective the Association will manage its affairs on a Safety, Health and Environmental Management Principle so as to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, that:

  • All Committee Members and those with delegated roles within the Association fully understand their role and responsibilities for the management of hazards.

  • Members with delegated roles are competent in those roles.

  • Processes are used to identify hazards and risks.

  • Procedures and instructions are in place for safe operations.

  • Plans are prepared, tested and reviewed for foreseeable problems.

  • The implementation of this policy is constantly audited and reviewed.

 

The Committee will ensure that this policy is understood, implemented and maintained such that all members and guests (where permitted) have full awareness of the policy and of the need to take due care when in and around the water environment. Where applicable this policy will be communicated to appropriate landlords of the Association waters.

 

General Risk assessment

  • Be aware of oncoming traffic when entering/exiting Club fisheries.

  • Uneven terrain & exposed roots are present in car parks and on access routes to waters.

  • Be aware of livestock when crossing fields.

  • Access routes, bank sides and fishing stations may become slippery with inclement weather and from bird droppings.

  • Steep banks and deep water.

  • Adverse weather conditions.

  • Over hanging branches and overhanging power cables.

  • During charter boat trips members must comply with the Skipper’s rules and regulations.

  • When fishing from a watercrafta buoyancy aid or lifejacket must be worn.

  • During beach competitions extreme care must be exercised with regard to casting, incoming tides, slippery piers, breakwaters, ledges etc.

 

The club holds Public Liability insurance with a limit of £10,000,000 as recommended by the

Angling Trust.

 

Personal Accident cover insurance is held by the club to cover working parties.

 

Important Notice – Liability Insurance

Following changes in the way insurance companies manage liability claims our insurers require the association to advise them immediately following incidents in which they may have an interest, particularly incidents involving personal injury.

In order to comply with these changes any member who is involved in an accident whilst angling or on any fishery must immediately report the circumstances to the Hon. Secretary.

Also please note that the insurance that the club holds covers our members only when fishing waters in this handbook. If you are fishing any other water you are NOT covered by the insurance cover CDAA hold. If you require personal cover then we recommend you join the Angling Trust where your membership provides insurance cover while fishing any water.

Date of last review: 1st April 2019

Risk Assessments - CDAA Waters

These are carried out on each water on an annual basis as part of our Maintenance Schedule. If you wish to see any or all of them please contact the club and they will be made available to you. Remember that safety is everyones responsibility and you as a member have a responsibility to let the club know if you find anything that you feel is unsafe so that it can be investigated and rectified if required.

The non-CDAA waters that we have the rights to fish carry out their own risk assessments and should you require to see any of these you will need to contact the fishery directly, but again should you find anything you consider to be unsafe at any of these waters please notify the fishery using the contact number in your CDAA handbook, and also let us know so that we can follow it up with the fishery concerned.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018

Computerised records are used to store members name, address & contact details.

These records are held by the Hon. Membership Secretary and are used for contact purposes only and will not be made available to anyone outside of the Association Committee.

Under the Act, a person has the right to object to their details being held on computer at any time during their membership. In such an event, the entry will be deleted and the details kept on a manually recorded system. Please contact the Hon. Membership Secretary in this event.

Should you choose not to renew your membership all your data will be deleted within 13 months of your renewal date.

(You may receive emails from the Club while we hold your details).

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