Child Protection Policy

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Child Protection Policy


Trafford Sword Club acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring that safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and British Fencing requirements. 


The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances.   Trafford Sword Club aims to ensure that regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socio-economic background all children 


  1.  Have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport at Trafford Sword Club in a safe and child centered environment. 

  1. Are protected from abuse whilst participating in Fencing or outside of the activity whilst within the Club and its premises. 

Trafford Sword Club acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare. 


As part of our safeguarding policy Trafford Sword Club will 


  1.  Promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people 

  1. Ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognize, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people 

  1. Ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise of disclose the concern 

  1. Ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored 

  1. Prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals 

  1. Ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation. 


The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Trafford Sword Club.   Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the organization. 




This policy will be reviewed every year prior to the Trafford Sword Club Annual General Meeting, or in the following circumstances; 


  1.  Changes in legislation and/or government guidance 


  1.  As required by British Fencing or Sport England. 

  As a result of any other significant change, event or Child Protection information received from regulated bodies.

  1. Welfare officer                 Gillian Prideaux 

                                                 0161 613 2325