Safeguarding Children Policy
Safeguarding is a term used in the United Kingdom and Ireland to denote measures to protect the health, well-being and human rights of individuals, which allow people — especially children, young people and vulnerable adults — to live free from abuse, harm and neglect.
Any child can be considered to be at risk of harm or abuse, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sex or religion. The UK government has enacted legislation and published guidance to protect children from maltreatment, prevent the impairment of children's health or development, ensure children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care, and enable children and young people to have the best outcomes. Responsibility for these aims is deemed to lie with everyone who comes into contact with children and families.
Wycombe Badminton Centre is committed to ensuring the welfare of all young people who attend, and to enable them to fully enjoy their involvement in sessions. We endeavour to work in partnership with parents, carers and young people in meeting these aims. We believe that sport can have a positive influence in young people’s lives and enable the development of many important skills and attributes; however we acknowledge that there is the potential for things to go wrong and that it is the responsibility for all involved to ensure that concerns are swiftly identified and remedied.
The Centre is bound by Badminton England’s Safeguarding and Protecting Young People Policy (2019) which can be found here: https://www.badmintonengland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/PDFs/safeguarding/Safeguarding%20&%20Protecting%20Young%20People%20Policy.pdf
In order to fulfil this, the Centre ensures that all its coaches are members of the BE coaching register, have received appropriate training and have undergone enhanced DBS checks organised through Badminton England. Other Centre officials who have responsibility for young people are also required to undergo DBS checks.
The Centre Child Welfare Officer, Alistair Jones, has responsibility to ensure that the welfare of young people in the Centre is paramount, and to deal with any child protection concerns that may arise within the Centre. Any player, parent or coach who has any concerns about the welfare of any young people in the club should contact Alistair in the first instance.
Wycombe Badminton Centre Limited
'It's our game, not yours'
This video shows several children involved in different sports describing how the behaviour of parents and spectators deteriorates when they wear their ‘magic sports kit’ – that is, when they compete.
The young people talk about a range of bad adult behaviours and how these negatively affect them. They then describe and promote positive behaviour.
Link for Parents to see video:
BADMINTON ENGLAND SAFEGUARDING
Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
How To Find Us
The Centre has a free car park which is shared with our neighbours, Hilltop Community Centre. Please park in marked bays only. At busy times, please use alternative car parks in the vicinity, but be careful as some are for their customers ONLY.
If travelling by train to High Wycombe, the number 34 Arriva bus will take you from High Wycombe Railway Station to the Empire Cinema on Crest Road, a short walk from Badminton Wycombe. The route timetable gives full details