We want to ensure that Skydiving, in all its forms, is a safe and positive experience for everybody and seek to follow British Skydiving’s Safeguarding policy as detailed below. Everyone involved in the sport has a part to play in safeguarding students and adults at risk.
To safeguard and protect students and adults at risk it is important to report any concerns.
Safeguarding Reporting Procedure
If there is no immediate risk but you have concerns about the welfare of a student or adult at risk, or you have concerns about the behaviour or practice of an instructor, coach, or anyone else involved in the sport, then talk to our safeguarding officer Chris Beattie in person or by email: email@example.com
In case of an emergency situation contact: Police: 999
If you feel that you cannot approach Chris, please contact British Skydiving’s Compliance Officer on 01162 785 271 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
British Skydiving’s Safeguarding Policy Statement
- have a positive experience;
- are protected from abuse whilst participating in any skydiving activities and whilst attending British Skydiving Affiliated Parachute Training Organisations.
British Skydiving acknowledges that some young people, particularly children (in law, those aged under 18) and adults at risk, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and will take reasonable steps to ensure their welfare is considered whilst attending British Skydiving Affiliated Parachute Training Organisations.
As part of our safeguarding policy, British Skydiving and its Affiliated Parachute Training Organisations, will:
- promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and adults at risk;
- ensure that there is an understanding of roles and responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and PTO personnel and representatives are provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns;
- ensure the appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individuals/PTOs who raise or disclose the concern;
- ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored;
- seek, to the extent permitted by law, to assure that individuals who are the subject of potential safeguarding concerns, do not instruct or coach students under the age of 18 or those who are identified as vulnerable adults;
- ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.
The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and form part of the Code of Practice for Instructors and Coaches. Failure to comply with the Code of Practice for Instructors and Coaches may give rise to disciplinary action.
The policy will be reviewed a year after development and then every three years, or in the following circumstance:
- changes in legislation and/or government guidance;
- as a result of a significant event.