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.
Please click on the links below to download:
Buddyguard - BSAC Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures
Smiling faces all round as a full course of four complete IANTD ART diver with Howard 'Hugo' Angel. Congratulations to Bernard, Seb, Paul and Steve, supported by ART Supervisor intern Duncan. You're good to go for 51m trimix dives with 100% O2 accelerated deco, which means 2018 season will be... [more]POSTED: 20th February 2018
Vobster Quay is proud to host the first official Ghost Fishing training event. Taking care of the rubbish in our oceans is our responsibility. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!
POSTED: 19th February 2018
CRUSHING WORKS 3D MODEL.
We've handed the latest 3D model from Marcus Blatchford over to our webmaster for incorporating into our dive attractions pages and we're delighted with the result. It's how dive guides should look - a cutting edge model for orientation with relevant readable information for more detail. Thanks chaps - more... [more]POSTED: 19th February 2018
VOBSTER SEAKING 3D MODEL.
Thanks to Vobster regular Marcus Blatchford, we now have a cutting edge photogrammetry model of the new Seaking at Vobster. With assistance from Simon Brown he has prduced a navigable model for dive briefs or just 'plane' ogling. Thanks for the effort Marcus, this kicks off an exciting photogramm project... [more]POSTED: 13th February 2018
We have had a couple of calls from members who have said that they received an email from someone pretending to be Vobster asking for card details for an outstanding payment. This email is not from Vobster, please do not respond to it. It has been reported to Gmail for attempted phishing, emails from us will not ask for card details. Vobster Quay
POSTED: 10th February 2018
The new issue of Scuba Diver magazine is out - pick up your FREE copy from the Vobster shop next time you visit :-)
POSTED: 09th February 2018
What a difference a ray of sunshine makes - it might have been minus 3 this morning, but it was lovely in water. Thanks to Marcus for these pictures - I was busy running RedBare try dives!