CLUB SAFEGUARDING RULES
- A parent/guardian is expected to be present and supervising at all times while a junior member (or accompanying junior) is present and/or using using any of the Club’s facilities. Unless the parent/guardian is an archer it is also expected that an adult member of the Club will also be present to advise on and monitor safety issues while the junior is shooting.
- Junior members will be expected to provide an email address for a parent/guardian; under no circumstances will the Club committee or an individual adult Club member communicate directly with a junior member via email, phone or other forms of social media unless a parent/guardian is present.
- Club members will adhere to the agreed shooting schedule as set out in the Club’s Lease with John Lyon’s school except for pre-agreed exceptions which will be communicated via the Club Committee.
- Entering the John Lyon School site, without arranging permission with either the Chair or Club Secretary and a representative of the John Lyon School, outside of these communicated hours will be considered a Safeguarding breach.
- The Bowmen of Harrow WhatsApp Group is open to all Adult Club members. Junior members who wish to join must have a parent/guardian join as well or on their behalf. Club members will use discretion when posting to the site and be mindful of Junior members being present.
- Any and all Safeguarding breaches will be subject to disciplinary action as outlined in Schedule A of the Bowmen of Harrow Constitution.
- From time-to-time we can all benefit from support and coaching to help us improve and we have experienced archers in the club who are often happy to help. However, in order to be sure that we are keeping ourselves and others safe, Archery GB’s guidance is that we only seek coaching and support from qualified coaches. This means that whilst non-qualified experienced archers can provide support to a qualified coach, for example during beginners’ courses and Have-a-go sessions, they should not lead any coaching or support sessions including one-on-one support. This is to ensure that anyone leading coaching or support sessions understands the rules, has the correct training and more importantly understands the principles of Safeguarding, the rules of conduct and their obligations under this.
- In order to ensure our safety and wellbeing, members should speak up immediately if they see or hear anything that does not adhere to the rules, the Constitution or any of our and AGB’s Codes of Conduct. This is irrespective of whether it is being done by a club member of a member of the school or public. If you are not comfortable doing this direct then please raise this with the Safeguarding Officer, Chairman or other member of the Committee as soon as possible following the reporting procedures on our Safeguarding web page. Please always call 999 in an emergency.