Safeguarding

British Ski and Snowboard (BSS) is committed to ensuring all children and young people (aged under 18) who participate in any of our programmes or camps have a safe, rewarding and positive experience.

Our Safeguarding Policy must be complied with by all who work or volunteer within, or for, our organisation. This promotes good practice, helps raise awareness, and ensures people know what to do if they have any concerns about athletes or the behaviour of adults within or outside of BSS.

If you have a concern which relates to you or your child’s training or coaching programme, you may feel it appropriate in the first instance to talk to your coach. However, if you are an athlete with concerns, or if you have any concerns about your child’s welfare, please do not hesitate to contact our Safeguarding Lead Officer.

SAFEGUARDING LEAD OFFICER

INFORMATION FOR COACHES AND OTHERS WORKING WITH BSS

If you are going to coach or work for BSS with athletes aged under 18, and this work involves coaching, supervising, transporting or caring for children, you will be required to:

  1. Have a current enhanced DBS disclosure (previously called CRB), with barred list check for working with children, carried out by BSS, SSE or SSW or have an equivalent disclosure and be a member of the DBS Update Service.  For Scottish coaches a current PVG Scheme Record issued by SSS is acceptable. Please see: Procedures for Obtaining a DBS
  2. Have a valid First Aid Certificate (coaches)
  3. Have a valid Safeguarding course certificate, issued within the last 3 years. Please see current guidance: Safeguarding Training Requirements
  4. Complete a Self-Declaration Form and return it to the Lead Welfare Officer
  5. Read and agree to abide by our Safeguarding Policy

National contacts for safeguarding:

  • ChidLine UK: 24 hour helpline for children: 0800 1111
  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre : 0870 000 3344
  • Child Protection in Sport (CPSU): 0116 234 7278
  • Kidscape: helpline for adults concerned about bullying: 08451 205 204
  • NSPCC Freephone: 24 hour helpline: 0808 800 5000
  • The Samaritans: 08457 909 090
  • Police: in an emergency dial 999; non emergency 101; number for most countries in the EU 112

The NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) website provides up to date advice, guidance and good practice on safeguarding children in sport – see https:// thecpsu.org.uk

To report abuse, please use the CEOP Report Abuse app at the following link: ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

For advice for children, young people, parents and carers, please go here: www.ThinkUKnow.co.uk

If you require this information in a different format, please ask and we will endeavour to assist.