The British Ladies Club (BLC) believes that all children have the right to enjoy the activities of the Club in a happy, safe, secure environment.
The BLC acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice.
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 social-economic background, all children
- have a positive and enjoyable experience of The BLC in a safe and child centred environment
- are protected from abuse whilst participating in activities with The BLC
Parents are primarily responsible for the safety and well-being of their own children at BLC events
Children should never be left unsupervised by parents.
The Children’s Co-ordinator will be the nominated First Aider for main events organised by the club outside of member’s homes.
The BLC will supply the Children’s Co-Ordinator with a full First Aid Kit for main events and will also make available some ‘mobile’ kits for sole use in conjunction with events organised through BLC at member’s homes.
It is the parent’s responsibility to inform the Children’s Co-Ordinator of any pre-existing health conditions or any medicine their Child/Children may be taking.
The Children’s Co-ordinator will fill out the Accident Book in all cases where First Aid has been administered. This will be reviewed on a yearly basis by the club.
In accordance with our child protection policy we will not permit photographs, video or other images of young people to be taken without the consent of the parents/carers and the child.
The BLC will take all steps to ensure these images are used solely for the purposes they are intended.
If you become aware that these images are being used inappropriately you should inform The BLC immediately.
Parents will be asked to fill in the following form, this will be asked as a member joins the club and will remain in place unless a parent states otherwise
This policy will be reviewed every two years.
If hosting an event a private home the host / hostess should have Family Civil Liberty Insurance (Responsibilite Civile)