Child and Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy

As defined in the Children Act 1989, for the purposes of this policy anyone under the age of 18 should be considered as a child. The policy also applies to vulnerable adults.

The committee of Ardleigh Sailing Club (ASC) subscribes to the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) view that it is important to develop a culture within the club where both children and adults feel able to raise concerns, knowing that they will be taken seriously, treated confidentially and will not make the situation worse for themselves and others. Such concerns should be addressed to the Commodore. As an Affiliate Member of the RYA, ASC adheres to the policy given below:

"It is the policy of the RYA to safeguard children and young people taking part in boating from physical, sexual or emotional harm. The RYA will take all reasonable steps to ensure that, through appropriate procedures and training, children participating in RYA activities do so in a safe environment. We recognise that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount and that all children, whatever their age, gender, disability, culture, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, social status or sexual identity, have a right to protection from abuse."

The policy can be found here.

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