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CHILD WELFARE:
OUR SAFEGUARDING POLICY



Vobster Diving believes that a child or young person should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe and we are committed to working in a way that protects them.

We recognise that:
  • The welfare of the child is paramount, as enshrined in the Children Act 1989
  • All children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse
  • Some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues
  • Working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young children's welfare
We will seek to keep children and
young people safe by:
  • Valuing them, listening to and respecting themselves
  • Adopting child protection practices through procedures and a code of conduct for all staff and volunteers
  • Providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training
  • Recruiting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made
  • Sharing information about child protection and good practice with children, parents, staff and volunteers
  • Sharing concerns with agencies who need to know and involving parents and children appropriately
Vobster Diving has elected to adopt and follow the British Sub-Aqua Club's safeguarding framework, Buddyguard, details of which can be found below.
Related Documents



Please click on the links below to download:

Document Link
Buddyguard - BSAC Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures Download
4.1 Introduction Download
4.2 The BSAC Whistle Blowing Policy Download
4.3 The BSAC Anti-Bullying Policy Download
4.4 Staffing Supervision Ratios for Children Young Peoples Download
4.5 Missing Child Guidance Download
4.6 Changing Room Guidance Download
4.7 Transport Policy and Trips Away Guidance Download
4.8 Good Practice Guidance on Photography and Video Download
4.9 Photography Consent Form Download
4.10 Late collection of children guidance Download
4.11 Guidance on Mobile phones and Social Networking Sites Download
4.12 BSAC Club Safeguarding Policy Statement Download
4.13 The BSAC Child Safeguarding Referral Form Download
4.14 Information sheet for a club_branch Download
BSAC Equality and Diversity Policy Download



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WIN AN AQUALUNG REVEAL X1 MASK

Are you ready for Vobster Santas? We'll be throwing open the gates at 8:00am sharp tomorrow morning for a rush of Santas to converge on Vobster Quay for a festive dip in aid of charity.

Before the fun starts, though, we've got one more festive prize to 'reveal' to you -... [more]

POSTED: 16th December 2017

Vobster Quay is looking for Divemasters for paid work in 2018.

Andrea has just completed the new accelerated divemaster training programme at Vobster Quay, consisting of a four day development course, before moving on to course assists in the New Year. Congratulations are due for her effort this week!

If you would like to take the first step on the professional diver... [more]

POSTED: 16th December 2017

HAVE A FESTIVE WARM HEAD THANKS TO OTTER

Coming to Vobster Santas 2017 this Sunday. We've got another great reason to make sure that you're registered and through the gates nice 'n' early thanks to the good folks at Otter Watersports Drysuits.

Otter have very kindly donated twenty toasty warm woollen beanie hats which we'll be giving away... [more]

POSTED: 15th December 2017

The next time your favourite wreck or carefully laid plan is blown out, remember the magical world of mud. Mud and fine sediment are there because it's a sheltered environment, which means it's also a possible bad weather weather alternative. No excuses for not diving, learning and discovering something you haven't seen before! Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 15th December 2017

WIN A SUUNTO SK8 COMPASS

We've got another superb raffle prize to share with you today courtesy of the good folk at Suunto Diving UK.

Worth £59, the new Suunto SK8 compass is a favourite amongst recreational and technical divers alike. The latest edition of Suunto’s leading dive compass delivers even better underwater performance with... [more]

POSTED: 15th December 2017

THE COUNTDOWN TO VOBSTER SANTAS HAS BEGUN...

Looking forward to Vobster Santas this coming Sunday? We're hard at work making final preparations for the big day and hopefully you are too - don't forget to cut a hole in your Santa suit for your drysuit dump valve and a bit of bungee to keep your Santa hat... [more]

POSTED: 14th December 2017

Vobster Santas Temp and Viz update: The forecast is for sun and clouds, with light SW winds. Underwater, we have a temp of 9 degrees at the surface and 20m viz in places. More importantly, we have around 140 divers forecast to attend - if we can get a few more, we might even be able to top the record of 188 to celebrate 10 years of Santa diving at Vobster Quay. Please remember to collect heaps of sponsorship money for the RNLI and Air Ambulance - the reason for Santa diving is fundraising to save lives. Cheers, Tim

POSTED: 14th December 2017












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