CHILD POLICY STATEMENT
Based on the LTA Club Child Policy Statement
Linkside Lawn Tennis Club aims to create an enjoyable environment for all juniors who wish to take part in tennis, other sport and social activities at the club.
The club emphasises that young people have the right to be safe, secure and free from threat.
The club acknowledges that young people have the right to be treated with respect and for their concerns to be listened to and acted upon.
The club will ensure that junior members have specific programmes and facilities designated for them, with adequate supervision.
The club has procedures in place to help any young person who requests help and support on a confidential basis, in issues relating to Child Protection.
The club will ensure that the Head Coaches hold a full LTA, SRA or EHA Coaching License and that other coaches and coaching assistants are either Licensed or have signed the club self declaration form in relation to Child Protection (the LTA self declaration form).
The club will ensure that any club members and volunteers working with young people are aware of and apply the Linkside Lawn Tennis Club Code of Conduct for Those Working with Children in Tennis (based on the LTA Code of Conduct for Those Working with Children in Tennis), and have signed the club self declaration form in relation to Child Protection.
The club has an adult member, Michael Driscoll, who is specifically responsible for young people.
Linkside Lawn Tennis Club Code of Conduct for all those working with Children (based on the LTA Code of Conduct for all those working with Children in Tennis, 2000). Whilst it is important for adults to understand their responsibilities with children, we are concerned that specific advice is given concerning the behaviour of all coaches, staff and club and other officials. In addition, those who employ, for example, coaches, should know what standard of behaviour is acceptable.
Those working with children at Linkside Lawn Tennis Club should:
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