Brynhyfryd Bowls Club is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all children and  
  adults at risk. it accepts the responsibility of safeguarding the welfare of all children and adults at risk within the bowling  
  club. Children include all boys and girls under the age of 18 and adults at risk include anyone who is or may be unable to take care of him or herself, or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm, exploitation, abuse or neglect or who requires support to maintain their wellbeing.  
  Overall aim  
  The overall aim of Brynhyfryd Bowls Club is to :  
  a) Promote good practice and to provide children and adults at risk with appropriate safety protection, and  
  b) To allow coaches and Club members to make informed and confident responses to any specific child and adult at risk concerns  
  Brynhyfryd Bowls Club adheres to the Bowls Wales " Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk Policy Procedures 2017"  
  Guiding Principles  
  Brynhyfryd Bowls Club will create and maintain the safest possible environment for all children and adults at risk by adopting the following guiding principles:  
  Recognising that all children and adults have the right to be safe from harm.  
  Ensuring that all Club members accept responsibility for helping to prevent the abuse of children and adults at risk in their care.  
  Responding swiftly and appropriately to all concerns or allegations of abuse and providing parents and children with the opportunity to voice any concerns that they may have.  
  Appointing a Safeguarding Officer who will take specific responsibility for the protection of children and adults at risk and act as a main point of contact for parents, children and outside agencies.  
  Ensuring access to confidential information is restricted to the Safeguarding Officer of appropriate external agencies.  
  Reviewing the effectiveness of Brynhyfryd Bowls Club's Safeguarding Policy on an annual basis.  
  Good Practice  
  A key element of any Safeguarding Policy is the promotion of good practice and coaches and members of Brynhyfryd Bowls Club will adhere to the following elements of good practice.  
  Respect the rules of the game.  
  Respect officials and their decision.  
  Respect opponents.  
  Demonstrate responsible behaviour and be an excellent role model .This includes not smoking or drinking alcohol whilst engaging with children.  
  Never allowing the inappropriate use of language by children to go unchallenged.  
  Make the experience of playing bowls fun and enjoyable, promoting fairness and confronting any form of bullying.  
  Always give enthusiastic and constructive feedback rather than negative criticism.  
  Treat all children and adults at risk equally and with respect.  
  Always put the welfare of children and adults at risk first.  
  Avoid unnecessary physical contact with children and adults at risk.  
  Where any form of manual or physical support is required it should be provided openly and with consent.  
  Where possible, a parent or carer should supervise changing areas.  
  Always work in an open environment and avoid private unobserved situations.  
  Never transport a child without written parental consent, and never alone in your car.  
  Secure written consent for a designated individual to give permission for the administration for emergency first aid or other medical treatment should the need arise.  
  Keep a written record of any injury or complaint that occurs, along with details of any treatment.  
  If there is any doubt then the incident must be reported, int may be just one of a series of other incidents which together cause concern.  
  Brynhyfryd Bowls Club Members can also refer to the members hand book for further guidance  
                                                                                               Management Committee  September 2020  

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