We believe that Good Practice for NIKA is as follows:
1. The welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility, particularly when it comes to protecting children from abuse. Everyone in our club – administrator, Club official, coach, parent, friend, children themselves, everyone – can help.
Children and young people have a lot to gain from motor sport. Their natural sense of fun and spontaneity can blossom in positive sporting environments.
Motor sport provides an excellent opportunity for children to learn new skills, become more confident and maximise their own unique potential. We will place the needs of the child first and winning and competition second.
2. The underlying principles with respect to Child Protection are that:-
- The child’s welfare is the first consideration.
- All children, regardless of age, any disability they have, gender, racial origin, religious belief and sexual identity have a right to be protected from abuse.
- Children and young people must be treated with integrity and respect.
- Children and young people’s programmes and competitions will be relevant to their ages and stages of development.
3. We all:-
- Aim to create an enjoyable environment, where young people have the right to be safe, secure and free from threat,
- Acknowledge that young people have the right to be treated with respect and for their concerns to be listened to and acted upon,
- Will aim to ensure that junior members have specific programmes designated for them, with adequate supervision,
- Are committed to ensuring that all helpers, whatever their role, complete a Club Registration Form and commit to sign a Code of Conduct,
- Are committed to an equitable recruitment selection policy for coaches,
- Will always emphasise fair play.
If anyone has any concerns of a Child Protection nature, please contact 2&4 Wheels for confidential advice, or our Child Protection Officer.
The Child Protection officer for NIKA is:-
Mr. Evan Freeman