AARON PRINTERS CUP COMPETITION
Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy
The Aaron Pronters Cup competition, herein after referred to as ‘the competition’, believes all children and young people aged 18 and under should have the right to have fun and be safe in activities they choose and parents/guardians/carers should be able to have confidence that the clubs to which they entrust their children will look after them
The competition recognises the need to safeguard against individuals who may abuse their position in cricket. All those involved with the competition, be it in a paid or voluntary capacity, have a role to play in safeguarding the welfare of children and preventing their abuse.
It is the policy of the competition to promote good practice by ensuring that all clubs entering and registering young players under the age of 18 comply with the following:
- Are fully aware of their responsibilities with regard to child protection.
- Have a qualified welfare officer to implement the ECB Safeguarding Children Policy
- Safeguard and promote the interests and wellbeing of children with whom they are involved.
- Take all reasonable and practical steps to protect children from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment
- Respect and promote children’s rights, wishes, and feelings.
- Make informed and confident responses in relation to all child protection issues.
The competition believes in and seeks to uphold the following principles:
- The child’s welfare is paramount
- All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, racial origins, religious beliefs and or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse.
- Staff, officials and volunteers are not trained to decide whether abuse has occurred but are vested with responsibility for ensuring that they act upon any concerns or allegations in relation to children / young people
- That processes for dealing with complaints are fair and open to challenge through an appeals process.