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WRBBAC Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

WRBBAC has considered its responsibilities to the children participating at the premises (Where club activities take place) and within our club very carefully, and has produced the following Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and underpinning procedures in order to set out the standards we wish to uphold in providing activities for adults/children and safeguarding the welfare of the children in our club.

Policy Statement

WRBBAC acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard the welfare of all children (defined as those under 18) involved in ballooning within the club. All children have a right to protection, and have their particular needs taken into account. WRBBAC will therefore endeavour to ensure the safety and protection of all children involved with the club through the Child Protection guidelines adopted by the Committee and Safeguarding Lead of the club. It is the responsibility of all adults within the club to assist the Committee and Safeguarding Lead in this endeavour.

Policy Aims

  • To provide children with appropriate safety and protection whilst in the club and also help them to enjoy their experience of the sport 
  • To ensure all Children feel safe when participating in ballooning activities.
  • To provide support to the Committee and Safeguarding lead to make informed and confident responses to specific child protection issues and to fulfil their role effectively


  • The welfare of children is paramount
  • All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, ethnic origin and religious beliefs have the right to protection from abuse
  • All suspicions and allegations of abuse and poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately 
  • All club members have a responsibility to report concerns to the Club Committee or Safeguarding Lead 
  • Committee Members/ Safeguarding Lead will be supported to understand their role and responsibility with regard to the duty of care and protection of children and young people
  • Committee members to be aware of and understand best practice of how to manage any welfare or child protection issues that may come to light.  

Guidance and Legislation

WRBBAC will review and implement child protection and welfare procedures for the club. These policies are based on the above principles and UK and international legislation and government guidance and take the following into consideration: 

  • The Children Act 1989 and 2004
  • The Data Protection Act 2018
  • The Human Rights Act 1998 
  • The Protection of Children Act 1999 
  • What to do if you are worried a child is being abused 2005 
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010)

Responsibilities and Communication

  • WRBBAC Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy will be available to all members. The Policy will be reviewed every year by the Committee/ Safeguarding Lead, and be amended as appropriate. 
  • The Committee and Safeguarding Lead have responsibility for ensuring that the policy and procedures are implemented, including taking any appropriate action necessary 
  • The Committee and Safeguarding Lead have responsibility for responding to any allegations, concerns or child protection incidents, passing information to the appropriate National Governing Body and informing the appropriate club members. Any convictions of a safeguarding nature will be looked into and appropriate action will be taken.
  • Parents have a responsibility to work together with the club in implementing procedures and providing their children with the necessary information to safeguard themselves

    Report any concerns you might have, the message goes directly to the safeguarding officer and is confidential.