Vulnerable Persons Policy 2010

Bamford with Thornhill Recreation Ground Trust Vulnerable Persons Policy

Policy Statement

Trustees and users of the Bamford with Thornhill Recreation Ground have a duty to safeguard vulnerable users of the Recreation Ground.  The welfare of the child or vulnerable adult is paramount and is the responsibility of everyone.  All children and vulnerable adults, without exception, have the right to protection from abuse, whether physical, verbal, sexual, bullying, exclusion or neglect.  Bullying, shouting, physical violence, sexism and racism towards children will not be permitted or tolerated.

Responsibility of the Management Committee

The Management Committee will promote a safe environment by:
  • Ensuring that members and users are made aware of the Trusts' vulnerable persons policy;
  • Investigating any instances of concerns they may have regarding the physical, sexual, emotional or psychological safety of a vulnerable person or concerns relating to discriminatory or financial violation or exploitation of a vulnerable person;
  • Taking prompt action to suspicions or allegations of abuse against a child.
  • The management committee will endeavour to keep the premises safe for use by children and vulnerable adults. The committee recognises that a higher standard of safety is required where use is made by small children and those who cannot read safety notices and physically disabled adults.

Implementation

All users booking the Recreation Ground will have their attention drawn to this policy and it will be published on the Bamford Village website.  Bamford with Thornhill Recreation Ground Trust will make copies available on request to individual members, any appropriate agencies, organisations and partners.

Organisations hiring the grounds for regular activities for children will be asked to show their Child Protection policy before the first booking commences. 

Organisations hiring the grounds for regular activities specifically involving vulnerable adults will be asked to show their Vulnerable Adults Protection policy before the first booking commences.

In cases where a breach of the policy is reported to it, the Management Committee will take urgent steps to investigate the matter which may result in the cancellation of the current booking and refusal of future bookings.

The Management Committee will review the vulnerable persons' policy biennially and amend it as appropriate.