These are the measures we have in place to protect people from abuse and maltreatment of any kind.
Inclusive Skating adopts the guidance from, the Charity Commission, which describes safeguarding as meaning, “the range of measures in place to protect people in a charity, or those it comes into contact with, from abuse and maltreatment of any kind.”
Therefore, we take reasonable steps to safeguard and protect all beneficiaries from abuse, even when these are not children and vulnerable adults. Our Code of Conduct for Officials, which includes our safeguarding policy applies to everyone.
We also adopt the very highest standards of safeguarding. We apply all relevant standards of safeguarding including those of organisations that we are affiliated to, or associated with. Therefore the British Ice Skating Safeguarding and complaints and Disciplinary Policies and all relevant UK Sport, Sports coach UK, CPSU Policies apply also. In the event of any conflict our Code of Conduct for Officials defaults to whatever is the higher standard. Our policies apply world-wide.
Inclusive Skating is registered with Volunteer Scotland for the purposes of Disclosure Scotland. We can therefore provide Free PVG checks for all our volunteer activities supporters in Scotland.
We are also able to conduct DBS and PVG checks through our membership of the Welsh Sports Association. This provides checks in over 150 countries through Vibrant Nation. Therefore, in whatever country our volunteers operate we will seek to conduct safeguarding checks.
Please refer to the Welsh Sports Association for our Codes of Conduct Guidance and Templates on Social Media, Coaches, Players and Committe Members. For these Safeguarding Templates please click here
A short Safeguarding for adults training video provided by Club Matters is available on this link
The unified classified skating class provides those with mental health challenges the opportunities to compete and participate with additional support. This is provided on a case by case basis and is discussed at classification.
Volunteers are encouraged to take the mental health awareness training course available through 1st 4 sport and MIND.
Volunteers and participants should follow the Thriving at Work: implementing good standards in the sport and physical activity sector. These standards are supported by DCMS and Sport England. A guide to their implementation is available.
Please treat all these resources as training materials. Additional regular training on safeguarding should be completed by all participants and volunteers. Everyone has safeguarding responsibilities.