Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy



Newquay Activity Centre (NAC) acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the

welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory

responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and available child

protection guidance requirements.


The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all

circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity,

disability, sexual orientation or socio- economic background, all children:


  • have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport at NAC in a safe and child centred environment
  • are protected from abuse whilst participating in Surfing, Bodyboarding, beachcombing or other activity whilst with NAC.


NAC acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those

from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the

responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare. As part of our

safeguarding policy NAC will:


  • promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
  • ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people
  • ensure that appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern
  • ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored
  • prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals
  • ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.
  • The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in


NAC. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and

may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the organisation.




The policy will be reviewed yearly, or in the following circumstances:


  • changes in legislation and/or government guidance
  • as required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board, UK Sport and/or Home Country Sports
  • Local Council direction
  • as a result of any other significant change or event


Reviewed By: 

Rob Barber – Director
Nigel Strawbridge – HSW Coord

Issue Date:

26 July 2022  

Next Review Date:

26 July 2023