Child Protection

Welcome to the page designed to help clubs and club CPO's in their work in this vital area of our sport.

The first thing that I would say is that if you have a prolem get in touch with the KAA CPO who can give advice.
If it is really serious and you suspect a child of being harmed and in immediate danger contact either the Police or the NSPCC immediately they will help you.

Always better safe than sorry!

Remember that the policies, although referring in general to Young People also include Vulnerable Adults as well. The definition of a vulnerable adult is:-

A vulnerable adult is someone aged 18 or over: Who is, or may be, in need of community services due to age, illness or a mental or physical disability. Who is, or may be, unable to take cae of himself/herself, or unable to protect himself/herself against significant harm or exploitation.

KAA will pay for the on-line training of any club CPO as part of the KAA support policy. The course is done in small sections on line and carries CPD points for those needing them. If you want to look at the course just look up Educare on the web.Then if you are interested in doing the course contact the KAA CPO to get on to it.

Archery GB publishes a lot of material but unfortunately their web site is not the easiest to navigate so I have put in some links for you to get to the latest stuff. If in doubt try using Google with ArcheryGB in the question line!

Archery GB Safeguarding policies.
AGB Governance Policies
Child Protection Codes of Conduct
Current version of the AGB Policy opens as a Word file which can be saved and printed. Contains valuable information of what might be considered abuse at club level.

You will also find loads of interesting materials on various web sites including:-
NSPCC web site
. Run by the NSPCC and has loads of advice, help and contact numbers.
The Safe Network Lots of advice for clubs etc. working with children.

Each area in Kent has it's own child protection unit but the main one is Kent Safeguarding Children Board
Medway Child Protection Services
London Borough of Bromley Child Protection Services
London Borough of Bexley Child Protection Services
London Borough of Croydon Child Protection Services
Sussex Child Protection Services

If you have any web sites that you have found helpful do let the KAA CPO know about them via the link elsewhere on this page.