Stratford Archers Ltd safeguarding Policy Statement
– Children and Young People

Stratford Archers Ltd (The Club) acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote
the welfare of children and young people. The Club is committed to ensuring that
safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities and government guidance. Club
Members are expected to comply with best practice and Archery GB’s ‘Safeguarding Policy
– Children and Young People’, which we adopt as our Safeguarding Policy.

The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all
circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender
reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background,
all children:

  • have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport at The Club in a safe and child centred environment
  • are protected from abuse whilst participating in Archery or outside the activity.

Stratford Archers 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

As part of our safeguarding policy The Club will:

  • promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
  • ensure Club Members and supporters understand their roles and responsibilities
    in respect of safeguarding and are provided with appropriate learning
    opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and
    other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people
  • ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and
    the support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern
  • ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding
    concerns are maintained and securely stored
  • prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals
  • ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.

The policy and procedures are widely available, on this page and on the Archery GB
website and are mandatory for everyone involved in The Club. Failure to comply with
the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result
in dismissal/exclusion from the organisation.

Please click on the icon below for the AGB Safeguarding Policy for Children and Young Persons


Safeguarding Adults

In addition to safeguarding Children and Young People, The Club also acknowledges The
Club’s duty of care to safeguard Vulnerable and at risk adults. As with safeguarding Children
and Young People, The Club will also adopt the AGB policy on Safeguarding Adults.

Details of this policy are available by clicking on the below icon, or by visiting the website of Archery GB.

It is important that all members understand that safeguarding is the responsibility of
everyone. If anyone believes that they have witnessed an incident involving safeguarding concerns, this should be reported to the Child Protection Officer or to any Committee member present.

Your Child Protection Officer is Steve Appleyard:

To report a concern you can also use the following email link:

You can also contact Archery GB Safeguarding Officers directly using the following email
Anne Rook, National Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01952 602792
Karen Hodgkiss, Safeguarding and Governance Officer
Tel: 01962 602793
Andrea Holmes, DBS Officer

Tel: 01952 951706

To assist members to understand their responsibilities, the links below will take you to
documents that clearly lay out the codes of conduct for members.
For the AGB code of conduct: code-of-conduct-060223163718.pdf (

Remember, if a child or vulnerable adult is in immediate risk of
harm, it is the responsibility of every member to report this to the
Club Safeguarding Officer and, if appropriate, to the police.

Further advice can be obtained from the NSPCC Keeping children safe | NSPCC

And by using their helpline:

Contact the NSPCC Helpline

If you have any concerns at all about a child’s safety or wellbeing, don’t hesitate to

contact us.

Call us or email

0808 800 5000
18 or under?

Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help.

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