Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy
NI Orienteering is committed to good practice which promotes the safety and welfare of children and vulnerable persons plus protects them from harm whilst in our care. The following policies detail the commitment by NIO and the registered clubs. The policies are approved by SportNI and are linked to BOF policies. They are subject to constant review and will be amended to meet changing needs.
Appointed NI Orienteering Safeguarding Officer
|NI Orienteering||Chloe Reedfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lagan Valley Orienteers||Stephanie Reed||LVO.email@example.com|
|Fermanagh Orienteers||Jean O’Reilly||07855812562||FERMO.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|North West Orienteering Club||Fred Corscadden||07856743552||NWOC.email@example.com|
|Queens University Belfast Orienteering Club||Ric Gamble or Juls Hanvey||07717297676||QUO.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|NI Schools Orienteering Association and Active Clubs||Ric Gamble or Juls Hanveyemail@example.com|
Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults
Northern Ireland Orienteering and it’s constituent clubs follow the policy and procedures adopted by British Orienteering, based on best practice.
The NPSCC is urging professionals working with young people to call their free helpline if they are very uncertain about a child’s welfare.
You can call the Helpline on 0808 800 5000, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, in confidence any time of day or night. It is important for any organisation working regularly with children and young people to have a clear child protection procedure to follow if a child discloses abuse but it may not always feel that simple. The Helpline’s advisers understand that staff or volunteers want to be sure they are acting in the best interests of the child and that it is not always easy to assess a child safeguarding issue. The Helpline’s trained child protection advisers can provide advice about the situation and talk you through the steps you need to take to safeguard the child’s welfare.
Over the next three years the charity plans to grow the Helpline and its ChildLine service through the Child’s Voice Appeal, so that it can protect more children.