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Appendix C: Draft Formal Club Policy on Safeguarding Children & At-risk Adults

In accordance with the British Orienteering O-Safe Policy Appendix B, Derwent Valley Orienteers is required to have a formal policy regarding safeguarding issues. as laid out in the Appendix, the Club will act as follows:

  1. Derwent Valley Orienteers agrees to adopt the up-to-date British Orienteering Policies, Procedures, Rules and Regulations as published on the British Orienteering website.
  2. All individuals involved in orienteering through Derwent Valley Orienteers, in any capacity, are deemed to have assented to and abide by and adhere to the British Orienteering Policies, Procedures, Rules and Regulations as published on the British Orienteering website.
  3. Both Derwent Valley Orienteers and its members agree to abide by the final outcome of any disciplinary and appeal proceedings.

Requirement for Members of Affiliated Bodies in the United Kingdom

All members of British Orienteering, constituent associations, associations and clubs including, and without limitation, each and every club and discipline must include the following wording under a ‘Child Welfare’ or ‘Safeguarding Children & At-Risk Adults’ heading within their rules:

“All Members agree to abide by the British Orienteering Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. All individual members are deemed to have read, understood and assented to the British Orienteering Code of Ethics and Conduct (“Code”) and as such recognise and adhere to the principles and responsibilities embodied in the Code.”

All Affiliated Bodies shall ensure that the following wording is incorporated into all membership forms and all forms, contracts and/or terms of engagement regarding the appointment of Instructors/Coaches, Officials and other individuals on a full-time, part-time or voluntary basis:

“I, [name of person] have read and understood the British Orienteering Code of Ethics and Conduct (“Code”) and as such agree to fully recognise and adhere to the principles and responsibilities embodied in the Code.”

Photography Statement for inclusion in appropriate operation documents

Affiliated Bodies will include the following statement in their event delivery plans and requirements:

Derwent Valley Orienteers is committed to providing a safe environment for children under the age of 18 to participate in orienteering activities and events. Essential to this commitment, is to ensure that all necessary steps are taken to protect children from the inappropriate use of images.

Derwent Valley Orienteers will ensure that organisers of all events and activities will include appropriate wording in event literature to remind participants to:

  • be respectful of others’ privacy when taking photographs
  • not to take inappropriate or intrusive photographs
  • to bear in mind British Orienteering’s guidelines on photography
  • contact an event organiser or other official if they have concerns regarding inappropriate or intrusive photography (in terms of the way, by whom, or where photography is being undertaken)
  • be aware that photographs may be taken at the event, and some may be posted onto public websites. Parents, guardians or carers who have a reason to be sensitive about the children they are responsible for should bear this in mind in their decision to attend the event