Secretary – Carl Cooper
Acting Chair Person – Luka Cooper
Acting Vice Chair Person – John Parker
Treasurer – Carl Cooper

Coach (Archery GB Level 1) – Carl Cooper, John Parker

Equipment Officer – John Parker

Field Captain – John Parker, Carl Cooper, Chris Revell

Competitions Organiser – Kayleigh Harrison, Luka Cooper

Team Kit Officer – To Be Confirmed

Legal Auditor and Accountant – Mr GF Curtis.

Other board member details are available on request.

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Officer – Tracy Cooper, Carl Cooper
You can also contact any of the coaches, and we will help make things right.

Don’t let anyone spoil the fun

Sport is fun – it gives you the opportunity to make new friends, try out new activities, and amaze yourself with what you can do!

But for a few children, the fun is spoilt by adults who do or say things during sporting activities that hurt or frighten them. What these children are experiencing may be abuse. And they may feel they have no one to talk to about it. Or that no one will listen to them or believe what they say.

Is something worrying you?

If you are a young person and are concerned about how someone is behaving towards you, and you feel you can’t speak with your parents/guardian/teacher, it is important to talk to someone straight away. A useful source of reference has been listed below:

Telephone Contacts

Archery GB National Lead Safeguarding Officer – 01952 602794

Archery GB Safeguarding Officer – 01952 602792

National Contacts: (Freephone Numbers)

The NSPCC – 0808 800 5000

Childline UK – 0800 11 11

Web Links

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/ click on publications for the helpful guide ‘In the Know Keeping Safe and Strong’ information for under twelve-year-olds.

http://www.thecpsu.org.uk/ click on this website for the playing sport stay safe guide.

http://www.childline.org.uk/

http://www.childnet.com

http://www.bullying.co.uk/

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

http://www.safekids.com/

http://www.kidscape.org.uk/

Hull Archery Club Safeguarding Policy

Hull Archery Club is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for everyone involved in archery. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk who participate in our activities or use our facilities. We aim to protect them from abuse, harm, discrimination, bullying and poor practice.

This policy is based on the following principles:

  • The welfare of children, young people and adults at risk is paramount and they have the right to enjoy archery in a safe and supportive environment.
  • All children, young people and adults at risk, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation, have the right to be treated with respect and dignity and to be protected from all forms of abuse and harm.
  • All suspicions and allegations of abuse and poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
  • All staff and volunteers involved in archery have a responsibility to report any concerns about the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk to the club welfare officer or the Archery GB safeguarding team.
  • All staff and volunteers involved in archery will receive appropriate training and guidance on how to safeguard children, young people and adults at risk and promote their well-being.
  • Hull Archery Club will work in partnership with parents, carers, participants, and other agencies to ensure the best outcomes for children, young people and adults at risk.

This policy applies to all staff, volunteers, members, visitors, and anyone else who represents or is associated with Hull Archery Club. It covers all activities and events organised or delivered by the club, both on and off the club premises.

Hull Archery Club will follow the Archery GB Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy and Procedures and the Archery GB Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures, as well as the relevant legislation and guidance from the government and other agencies.

Hull Archery Club has appointed Carl Cooper as the club welfare officer, who is the first point of contact for any safeguarding concerns or queries. Carl Cooper can be contacted by emailing archery@hullarcheryclub.co.uk . Carl Cooper has a current and clear DBS and his safeguarding children and vulnerable adults qualification is up to date.

Hull Archery Club will review this policy annually and update it as necessary, in consultation with the club committee, welfare officer, and Archery GB. Any changes will be communicated to all staff, volunteers, members, and visitors.

Hull Archery Club expects everyone to adhere to this policy and to promote a safe and positive environment for archery. Anyone who breaches this policy may be subject to disciplinary action by the club or Archery GB, and may also face legal action.

Hull Archery Club welcomes feedback and suggestions on how to improve this policy and our safeguarding practices. Please contact the club welfare officer or the club secretary if you have any comments or questions.