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Safeguarding

Safeguarding Juniors and Vulnerable Adults

If you are concerned in any way over the conduct of parents, carers or coaches towards children or vulnerable adults you should contact the Club’s welfare Officer Wendy West.

The Welfare Officer role is to safeguard young people and vulnerable adults by the promotion and implementation of the British Orienteering, O-Safe – Child Welfare Policy and Procedures at a club level ( British Orienteering Key Documents). She is also the first point of contact in the club for the reporting of concerns relating to the safety and welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

Wendy can be contacted by telephone on 01664 464003


Disclosure and Barring Service

The club expects all adults who are likely to be in situations that need DBS clearance to obtain such approval. Details are on the British Orienteering web site, which was updated in 2021. The DBS Disclosure Process in England and Wales – Flow Diagram

As there were significant changes to the protection scheme in 2012 and 2021, we expect virtually all coaches and adults supervising children and overnight stays to need clearance. DBS from other organisations are acceptable if less than three years old and are of the equivalent level or higher. The Club Treasurer will reimburse you the fee as long as this is agreed with the Development Co-ordinator.


Privacy of Personal Data

In 2020 Leicestershire Orienteering Club updated its policy on data protection and the rights of individuals to view and any data held about them. View or download the policy statement.


Codes of Conduct

Codes of conduct have been established for club officials, participants and parents.