The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland

Welfare

The RCCC recognises our responsibility and the responsibility of our member clubs to create an open, enjoyable and safe environment within our sport, to promote safe practice and to protect all members, especially children, young people, adults and adults at risk from harm, poor practice, exploitation and abuse.

Our safeguarding policies as well as a toolkit with lots of templates, good practice guidance and example forms for clubs to use are detailed below.

On this page you will find:

  • Contact details for the RCCC Welfare and Child Protection Officer
  • Child Protection policy
  • Child Protection Tool kit
  • Adult protection policy
  • Adult protection tool kit
  • Information about relevant training

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RCCC Lead Welfare Officer: Lindsey Booth
Role: First point of contact for welfare, child and adult protection, issues and  enquires.
Contact: 07832117491
Email: lindsey@royalcaledoniancurlingclub.org

 

The RCCC Child Protection Policy and Toolbox 

coverThe RCCC Board formally adopted the new revised Child Protection Policy and associated guidelines in December 2015. Members of clubs who are affiliated to the RCCC should adopt the policies and guidelines, which can be downloaded below.

Download the full Child Protection Policy: The Royal Caledonian Curling Club Child Protection Policy

In addition to the RCCC Child Protection Policy is the Toolbox, which you will find references to throughtout the Child Protection Policy. The Toolbox holds all the supporting information, and should be used in conjunction with the Child Protection Policy. It has been split into sections, which can be downloaded individually below.

 

Toolbox

Safe Recruitment Guidance
1. Guidance on selection and recruitment
1a. Safe recruitment flowchart
1b. ‘Who needs a PVG?’ info sheet
1c. Self declaration form
1d. Secure storage and fair sharing notice

Guidance for Clubs
2. Club child protection policy statement
3. Club child protection officer role description
4. Coach to player ratio
5. Physical contact and first aid
6. Advice for adults and children sharing changing rooms
7. Late collections
8. Children attending an ice rink without adults
9. Managing difficult behaviours
10. Transporting children
11 Overnight trips/accommodation
12 Parents in place of a coach
13. Guidance on information technologies
14. Anti-bullying policy
15. Code of conduct
15a. Code of conduct – Club officials and other volunteers
15b. Code of conduct – Coaches
15c. Code of conduct – youth players
15d. Code of conduct – Parents
15e. Code of conduct – Spectators
15f. Code of conduct – Technical officials

Identification and Reporting of Abuse and Poor Practice
16. Definitions of poor practice
17. Guidance on identifying the type of child abuse
18. Guidelines for clubs dealing with poor practice
19. Procedure for running an investigation and disciplinary panel staff and volunteers
20. Flowchart for investigative process

Forms
21a. Activity transport permission form including photo and video
21b. Medical consent form
22. Accident report form
23a. General incident report form
23b. Significant incident and/or child protection referral form

Information and Contacts
24. Getting it right for every child
25. Legislation
26. Useful contacts and websites

The RCCC Adult Protection Policy and Toolbox 

coverThe RCCC Board formally adopted the new Adult Protection Policy and associated guidelines in February 2016. Members of clubs who are affiliated to the RCCC should adopt the policies and guidelines, which can download using the link below.

Download the full Adult Protection Policy: The Royal Caledonian Curling Club Adult Protection Policy

In addition to the RCCC Adult Protection Policy is the Toolbox, which you will find references to throughtout the Adult Protection Policy. The Toolbox holds all the supporting information, and should be used in conjunction with the Adult Protection Policy. It has been split into sections, which can be downloaded individually below.

 

Toolbox

Safe Recruitment Guidance
1. Guidance on selection and recruitment
1a. Safe recruitment flowchart
1b. ‘Who needs a PVG?’ flowchart
1c. ‘Who needs a PVG?’ info sheet
1d. Self declaration form
1e. Secure storage and fair sharing notice

Best Practice for all Adult Clubs
2. Club adult protection policy statement
3. Club adult protection co-ordinator role description
4. Coach to player ratio
5. Physical contact and first aid
6. Code of conduct
6a. Code of conduct – Club officials and other volunteers
6b. Code of conduct – Coaches
6c. Code of conduct – Adult players
6d. Code of conduct – Youth players
6e. Code of conduct – Parents
6f. Code of conduct – Spectators
6g. Code of Conduct – Technical officials
7. Anti-bullying policy
8. Guidance on information technologies
9. Guidelines for clubs dealing with poor practice
10. Procedure for running an investigation and disciplinary panels

Forms
17a. Member form
17b. Medical information form
18. Accident report form
19a. General incident report form
19b. Significant incident and or adult protection referral form

Information and Contacts
20. Legislation
21. Useful contacts and websites

Training
Safeguarding & Protecting Children courses
The Safeguarding & Protecting Children course is part of the official CPD menu of courses offered by sportscotland to coaches and sports volunteers. It is the recognised course for Safeguarding and child protection training in sport, it has been developed and certificated by Sports Coach UK; it is a short three hour course, an overview of the course can be found below.

You will be able to:
• Identify and recognise good coaching practice and the implications for your coaching
• Explore your values and feelings in relation to child abuse, and recognise their potential impact on your response
• Recognise and respond to possible signs of child abuse
• Take appropriate action if concerns about a child arise.

To find out when the next Safeguarding and Protecting Children courses are taking place, please visit our Course Dates page.

In Safe Hands Workshop: Club Child Protection Officer Workshop
This three hour workshop supports clubs to put child protection policies in to practice. It is most suitable for those acting as the Club Child Protection Officer, but is also relevant for those responsible for managing or organising the club.

Those attending this workshop must have already attended the ScUK Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop. This course is put on locally by the sports development team within each local authority who should be contacted for details.

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