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1. Participant Welfare (including Safeguarding Children)


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2. Participant Welfare Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the level 2 course, you

will be able to;

  • Understand and teach the procedures that you would take following an allegation. This includes to receiving, recording and reporting allegations of abuse from an individual

  • Know where to find information on the ARA policies and procedures for good practice

    http://www.oara-rowing.org/Asp/uploadedFiles/File/Welfare/SafeguardingPolicyMar2007(WEB).pdf

  • Identify your club welfare officer


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3. Participant Welfare; Types of abuse(Ben)

Mixed

13%

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/Inform/OnlineResources/Statistics/ChildProtectionRegisterStatistics/England_asp_ifega26430.html


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4 Types of abuse - examples


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5 Indicators of abuse;

  • Someone expresses concern

  • Someone alleges abuse has taken place

  • Physical abuse*;

    • Unexplained or suspicious injuries

    • An explanation that is inconsistent with the injuries

  • Sexual abuse

    • Inappropriate sexual awareness or behaviour

      6Participant welfare case studies .pdf


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6 Indicators of abuse;

  • These changes in behaviour could be indicators of any of the types of abuse:

    • Unexplained changes in behaviour

    • Distrust of adults

    • Difficulty in making friends

    • Variations in eating patterns

    • Losing weight for no reason

    • Becoming increasingly dirty or unkempt


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7 Responding to indicators of abuse

What steps would you take as a coach in response to indicators of abuse?

  • Receive

  • Record

  • Report


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Receiving evidence of abuseSlide 8

Key points

  • React calmly

  • Take what they say seriously

  • Reassure the individual that they are not to blame and that it was right of them to tell

  • Keep questions to a minimum, so that there is clear and accurate understanding

  • Reassure them, but never promise to keep the matter secret; explain that to resolve the problem, it will be necessary to inform other people


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2. Recording informationSlide 9

Key points

  • Make a note as soon as possible of any information you obtain *

  • You can use an ARA Participant Welfare Incident Report form

    Find the report form in the booklet;

    Good Practice in Rowing;

    (Participant Welfare, Good Practice and Child Protection Policy and Procedures)

    Appendix 3; Incident report form

    Also available on the web

    http://www.oara-rowing.org/Asp/uploadedFiles/File/Welfare/SPCG5-FormRecordingConcerns.doc


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3. Reporting informationSlide 10

Key points

  • Know your Club Welfare Officer

  • You can contact The Child Protection Officer of the ARA* for advice

  • Other agencies who can help;

    • Social Services and possibly Police

      • Physical or sexual abuse, or if danger to the individual

    • NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) for advice**


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11 Why are new coaches checked?

'Would you drive five miles to a place you don't know, knock on a door, hand over your child to whoever answers, and leave them for a couple of hours?' Norman Brook, former athletics coach


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12 ARA guidelines;Recruiting and selecting personnel to work with children and young people

When employing coaches or others for positions that include significant access to young people:

  • Obtain information on their previous employment

  • Seek consent to check with the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)

    For guidance on how; see the Good Practice in Rowing booklet, also refer to the guidance available on the ARA website

  • Take up references from previous employer, e.g. previous club

    A volunteer reference form is available for this purpose in the Good Practice in Rowing booklet and on the ARA website


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13 ARA Resources

  • Where can I find further information on the role of the Club Welfare Officer?

    • Good practice in rowing; participant welfare, good practice and child protection, policy and procedures (booklet)

    • Available online; www.ara-rowing.org

  • Where can I find further information on good practice, participant welfare and child protection in rowing

    • Participant welfare incident report form

    • Available online;

    • http://www.oara-rowing.org/Asp/uploadedFiles/File/Welfare/SPCG5-FormRecordingConcerns.doc

    • Amateur Rowing Association 6 Lower MallHammersmithLondon W6 9DJT: 020 8237 6700


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14 Further contacts and sources of information

  • What other bodies can provide helpful information?

  • Criminal Records Bureau

    PO Box 91

    Liverpool L69 2UH

    Helpline 0870 90 90 811

    • www.crb.gov.uk

  • NSPCC - Child Protection in Sport Unit

    3 Gilmour Close

    Beaumont Leys

    Leicester LE4 1EZ

    Tel: 0116 234 7200

    • www.thecpsu.org.uk

    • www.sportprotects.org.uk


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15 Further contacts continued

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline - 0808 800 5000(This provides free advice on a 24 hour basis to anyone concerned about child abuse)

  • NSPCC Childline - 0800 1111(This provides a free confidential counselling service for children to use)

  • Police and social services –

    Consult your telephone directory for the most

    relevant local numbers


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16 ARA links

Links on ARA site

  • http://www.oara-rowing.org/render.aspx?siteID=1&navIDs=1,45,276

    Info on ARA site SPCGs [Safeguarding and Protecting Children Guidance Documents]

    Guess how many?

    http://www.oara-rowing.org/render.aspx?siteID=1&navIDs=1,45,265,1170


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