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Safeguarding

Child Protection And Safeguarding

Triathlon is an amazing multisport activity, especially for young people. It allows them the opportunity to have fun with their friends while learning new skills, staying healthy and achieving goals.

Ocean Lake Triathlon is firmly committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all young people to take part in Triathlon. The club accepts its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all young people and protect them from poor practice, abuse and bullying. Everyone who participates in Triathlon is entitled to participate in a safe and fun environment and to be given the chance to experience the feelings of enjoyment, challenge and achievement that are inherent to the sport.

Ocean Lake Tri adheres to the British Triathlon child protection policy which can be found on their website

This document includes a particular emphasis on the impact of new technology and the increasing use of social media, which is reflected in the guidance and policies. Everyone involved in sport has a responsibility to ensure that children and young people can enjoy themselves in a safe and non-threatening environment.

The policy provides comprehensive guidance for coaches, parents, young people and all those involved in the running of our club, but it is also important that we continue to listen to children and young people and act immediately on any concerns that are raised. I would urge everyone involved in our sport to read through the document and ensure they are aware of the policies so that together we continue to build a safe environment for our young people.

Child Protection Contact Information

If you ever feel uncomfortable and want to talk to someone, there are people who can help and here is their contact information:

 

To report a concern contact:

 

The NSPCC helpline is a place adults can contact by phone or online to get advice or share their concerns about a child, anonymously if they wish.

Contact their trained helpline counsellors 24 hours a day by email or using the online reporting form. You can also call the Helpline Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm or 9am – 6pm at the weekends. 0808 800 5000 help@nspcc.org.uk

NSPCC are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Urgent cases should be referred to the Police and emergency services by calling 999. Concerns which are not of potential abuse but are about the young person’s wellbeing should also be addressed and reported.

This animation from the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) can help parents understand their role in safeguarding children in sport and the kinds of support available to parents if they need to speak out about any worries they might have about their child in sport.