Help with Policies and Procedures
Every organisation offering activities to children and young people should have a child protection policy and procedures available for those delivering sport to children.
Many sports organisations have child protection policy templates. You can use these to help develop one for your club. If you are part of an umbrella group we recommend you ask if there is a child protection policy that you can adopt. Safeguarding in Sport also has Child Protection Guidelines which you can adopt (please contact us).
Organisations that may be able to help you are:
- Scottish Governing Bodies
- Local Authority Sport and Leisure Departments
- Local Sports Councils
- Local Volunteer Centres
- Child Protection Committees
To find out where to get information about any of these, please click on the links below:
- Click here for a list of all Scottish governing bodies.
- Click here to find your local authority sport and leisure department. Find your local authority then visit their website to find contact information for the sport and leisure department.
- Click here to find your local sports council.
- Click here to find your local volunteer centre.
- Click here to find your local Child Protection Committee.
Tools to help you create your own policies and procedures
If your umbrella body does not have a policy in place, you can use the following to help you develop your own:
Sample policies and procedures are available from the Central Registered Body in Scotland (CRBS) website. The CRBS is the body which provides free Disclosure Scotland checks for volunteers in the voluntary sector working with children, young people and vulnerable adults. Sample policies include:
- Recruitment of Ex-Offenders
- Secure Handling, Use and Storage Policies
- Various Recruitment Tools
- Child Protection Policy.
It is also worth noting that some voluntary groups and organisations specialise in certain areas and may be worth contacting for advice and assistance.