Wellbeing & Protection
At Town Loch, we are fully committed to safeguarding, promoting and supporting the wellbeing & protection of both children and adults involved in our sport.
It is the policy of the Town Loch National Training Site to:
- Accept the moral and legal responsibility to implement procedures to provide a duty of care for young people, safeguard their wellbeing and protect them from abuse
- Respect and promote the rights, wishes and feelings of young people
- Recruit, train and supervise our employees and volunteers, ensuring they adopt best practices to safeguard and protect young people from abuse and themselves against allegations
- Require staff and volunteers to adopt and abide by the BWSW ‘One Voice’ Safeguarding Policy which incorporates the British Water Ski & Wakeboard Code of Ethics and Behaviour
- Respond to any complaints about poor practice or allegations of abuse. For the purpose of this policy, anyone under the age of 18 should be considered as a child.
All those with significant access to or responsibility for young people will be required to become PVG Scheme Members. All PVG checks must be applied for through Waterski & Wakeboard Scotland.
All employees, volunteers and members of the Town Loch National Training Site should follow the good practice guidelines set out by Waterski & Wakeboard Scotland and British Water Ski and Wakeboard. Those working with young people need to be aware of the guidance on recognising abuse.
The Town Loch National Training Site will seek written consent from the young person and their parents/carers before taking photographs or video at an event or training session or publishing such images. Parents and spectators should be prepared to identify themselves if requested and state their purpose for photography/filming. If the site publishes images of young people, no identifying information will be included. Any concerns about inappropriate or intrusive photography or the inappropriate use of images should be reported to the Club Wellbeing & Protection Officer immediately.