Safeguarding checksheet

The Freddie Pring Memorial Fund believes that children, young people and vulnerable adults have the right to be safe and enjoy the sport activities that they take part in. Also parents / guardians and others have a right to know that organisations provide a safe environment for the participants.

This checklist has been developed to assess an organisation’s safeguarding practice and must be completed for every organisation receiving funding from The Freddie Pring Memorial Fund.  It provides outline guidance about the key safeguarding issues to consider in assessing an organisation’s suitability to carry out the project / activity they are requesting funding for. It identifies criteria which must be met in order to obtain funding. The Freddie Pring Memorial Fund may make spot checks to ensure that good practice in safeguarding is adhered to at all times.

    Criteria

    1. Child Protection/Safeguarding Policy

    Can the organisation provide evidence that it has a child protection/safeguarding policy that all involved in the activity are required to adhere to?


    Can the organisation provide evidence that it has a vulnerable adults/safeguarding policy that all involved in the activity are required to adhere to?


    Where appropriate, does the policy reference and meet the requirements of the sports NGB, Local Authority or CSP as appropriate?




    2. Procedures

    Do the procedures contain clear instructions on what to do in the event of an allegation, incident or suspicion of abuse or poor practice against those involved within the organisation/club?
    In placeNot in placePlanned ( give date )


    Do the procedures contain clear instructions on what to do in the event of concerns about the welfare or protection of a child/adult arising outside the sport/activity?
    In placeNot in placePlanned ( give date )


    In all instances, are there clear guidelines for recording concerns about the welfare or protection of a child/adult, the organisation’s response and reasons?
    In placeNot in placePlanned ( give date )


    Are there clear guidelines for reporting concerns where appropriate to external agencies as well as internally through the organisation’s management structure?
    In placeNot in placePlanned ( give date )


    Are there complaints and disciplinary procedures to manage concerns about the behaviour of staff, coaches, volunteers, etc.?
    In placeNot in placePlanned ( give date )





    3. Prevention

    Has the organisation identified staff with designated responsibility for safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults?
    In placeNot in placePlanned ( give date )


    Are there procedures for recruitment and selection of staff and volunteers including safeguarding checks (CRB / DBS) for those working with children and young people?
    In placeNot in placePlanned ( give date )


    Are there codes of conduct and ethics for staff, coaches, volunteers, and participants?
    In placeNot in placePlanned ( give date )


    Are there operating procedures in relation to the organisation’s duty of care to children and vulnerable adults
    In placeNot in placePlanned ( give date )


    4. Communication and Training

    Have all stakeholders, including participants, parents/guardians and carers been informed about the policy and procedures?


    Do all stakeholders know how they can raise concerns?


    Are there processes for holding and sharing information?


    Are staff and volunteers appropriately skilled and qualified to undertake their role?









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