Child Protection Policy Statement

Kingston Fencing Club has a duty of care for young people and a responsibility to protect them from harm.

Every child or young person who participates in fencing at the club should be able to do so in a fun, safe environment and be protected from harm.

Kingston Fencing Club places the highest priority on safety and enjoyment and recognises that it has a duty towards children within the sport and any member providing fencing training/opportunities must do so with the highest possible standard of care.

All coaches and other persons dealing with children or vulnerable persons must have a current CRB/DBS clearance.

Core Values

  • All young people’s fencing experiences must be guided by what is best for that person.
  • Adults interacting with young people should do so with integrity and respect.
  • All fencing should be conducted in an atmosphere of fair play.
  • It should be conducted in a safe, positive and encouraging atmosphere.
  • Adults who take responsibility for young people have a duty to ensure that they are competent to provide safe and rewarding experiences for those in their care.

Principles

  • The welfare of young people is paramount.
  • All people and especially young people have the right of protection from abuse.
  • All incidents or poor practice, suspicions and allegations should be taken very seriously and responded swiftly and appropriately.
  • It is the responsibility of everyone to report their concern to a senior Kingston Fencing Club committee member, who will take whatever action is deemed necessary.
  • A child is defined as being under the age of 18 years (see The Children Act 1989).