SAFEGUARDING – Reporting Procedure

 

If you have a concern about a child or concern or allegation regarding a coach, then this is the next steps to take;

 

1)      Call Russell Woods, Designated Safeguarding Officer on:  0208 339 0523 / 07810 804 412

2)      If you cannot contact Russell Woods, then please contact your Director of Sport (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer) who will contact the relevant agency;

Concern about a child, then call MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub): 

Surrey: 020 8359 4336 Monday to Friday 11am -12noon; Emergency Duty Team on 020 8359 2000.

 

Middlesex: 020 8547 5008 (8am to 6pm, Mon to Fri); 020 8770 5000 out of hrs

Kingston: 020 8547 5008 (020 8770 5000 out of hrs) 8am and 6pm, Mon to Fri

or call 999 if you think a child is in immediate danger

If the child indicates that they want to talk, then it is important to follow the following principles:

 

  • Stay calm and re-assure the child
  • For a child to disclose abuse takes great courage, but explain that you will need to contact other professionals who will be able to give the help which is needed
  • You must listen to what the child says and record what has been said as soon as possible, recording the exact words as spoken by the child.
  • If one of your coaches has a concern then they will report it to the Camp Director who in turn will report it to MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub)
  • It is very important not to tell anyone else about the complaint until you have discussed it with the MASH.

 

 

Concern or Allegation regarding a Coach, then call LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer):

 

Surrey: 01372833342 Elizabeth Pollard

 

Richmond: 0208 831 632

 

Kingston:  0208 831 6323

 

Concern/ Allegation regarding a coach:

  • You must contact LADO within 24 hours.
  • Do not speak to the coach regarding the allegation or concern.
  • Document as much detail as possible regarding the concern or allegation.

 

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