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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

20-03-2018    12:00

We're loving this awesome video of our new Sea King helicopter dive attraction created by Youtuber Jerriarchie. We love your work, Jerri!

Why not join us this weekend and discover this exciting new dive attraction for yourself! :-)

View the video - [weblink]

POSTED: 22nd March 2018

If you have been 3D curious about photogrammetry, now is the time to explore for yourself. 3D models can be produced with basic cameras with good lighting and steady diving - this course will discuss all aspects of acquiring images for photogrammetry while diving, along with guidance on equipment upgrades you could consider.

POSTED: 22nd March 2018

Develop diving photogrammetry skills with Simon Brown and Tim Clements. Three days discovering the basics of photogrammetry, discussion about camera / lighting rigs and supervised dives to acquire data and create your own single chunk 3D models. You don't need high end camera gear, computers or technical diving skills, just curiousity and enthusiasm to gain new and rewarding skills. Please call 01373 814666 and ask for Tim for more details or email training@vobster.com

POSTED: 22nd March 2018

Congratulations to Karlos Moodster for the successful completion of his PADI Advanced Open Water, Enriched Air and SMB Diver courses. He is now ready to tackle the briskest of British diving conditions in safety and style, whilst having a jolly good time too, it would seem.

Safe adventuring to you all. Hugo

#PADI #scubadiving #ukdiving #outdoorpursuits #adventure #otterwatersports #vobsterquay #highqualitytraining

POSTED: 22nd March 2018

Thanks for your support Emma Hewitt, lovely to see you again and thanks for the 15 years award! Looking forward to a great summer here at sunny Vobster.

POSTED: 21st March 2018


Some years ago we took delivery of a shipment of 10 Jesters from Highbridge Carnival Club. The now form a 'park' at 25m and an excellentdive for AOW and above. Meander through the model here, then book your visit to the real thing! Thanks again Marcus for the expertise and... [more]

POSTED: 20th March 2018


It's been a while, so here is the 'post beast' outlook.

First, the easy bit - it is just over 6 degrees throughout the lake, at all depths. Take a degree off if you wear a Suunto.

Second, viz - it was poor in the shallows last weekend (premature mussel spawning),... [more]

POSTED: 20th March 2018

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