Safeguarding and Equality

Safeguarding

It is the policy of Xtremewake Limited to:
• Accept the moral and legal responsibility to implement procedures to provide a duty of care for young people, safeguard their wellbeing and protect them from abuse
• Respect and promote the rights, wishes and feelings of young people
• Recruit, train and supervise their employees and volunteers so as to adopt best practice to safeguard and protect young people from abuse, and themselves against allegations
• Require staff and volunteers to adopt and abide by the BWSW ‘One Voice’ Safeguarding Policy which incorporate the British Water Ski & Wakeboard Code of Ethics and Behaviour
• Respond to any complaints about poor practice or allegations of abuse for the purpose of this policy anyone under the age of 18 should be considered as a child and all Club members should be aware of this policy.

Good Practice
All members of Xtremewake should follow the good practice guidelines attached to this policy. Those working with young people need to be aware of the guidance on recognising abuse.

Xtremewake will seek written consent from the young person and their parents/carers before taking photographs or video at an event or training session or publishing such images. Parents and spectators should be prepared to identify themselves if requested and state their purpose for photography/filming. If Xtremwake publishes images of young people, no identifying information will be included.

Any concerns about inappropriate or intrusive photography or the inappropriate use of images should be reported to the Club Welfare Officer immediately

Club Equality Policy Statement

Xtremewake respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.

Xtremewake is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sports equity:

Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure that it becomes equally accessible to all members of society, whatever their age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality or socio-economic status.

Xtremewake is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of discrimination, intimidation, harassment and abuse.

All Club members have a responsibility to challenge discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.

Xtremewake will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to our disciplinary procedures.