Northern Ireland Field
Archery Association
Safeguarding Officer   Ψ
for
Children, Young people
and Vulnerable adults

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CHILD PROTECTION AWARENESS COURSE.
Twelve members of NIFAA attended the first Child and Vulnerable Adults Awareness course hosted at Kilmore Archery on Wednesday 12th September 2012. The course was designed to assist in recognising the signs associated with this very important issue. It is hoped that as time passes, NIFAA can offer these, and other courses to its members as part of the on-going awareness programme.

Safeguarding Officer   Ψ
The protection and support of children, young people and vulnerable adults is of paramount importance to NIFAA.
The Safeguarding Officer will act as a first point of contact for any person in NIFAA who has a concern about child and vulnerable adult welfare and protection.
They will assist the association in developing and promoting a child/young personís vulnerable adult focused and friendly environment.
They will have a formal role on the Association Committee.
The Safeguarding officer must give their agreement to undergo a Enhanced check carried out through Access NI before they undertake this role.

Role and Responsibilities
To help safeguard children / young people and vulnerable adults by the implementation and promotion of The NIFAA codes for Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

To ensure all Committee members, members, officials, coaches, parents areaware and have access to the Policy for Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults.

The Safeguarding officer shall be the first point of contact within NIFAA for all child protection vulnerable adult matters or concerns.

All Safeguarding Officers shall be expected to secure appropriate training for their post

To ensure that all persons who have regular contact with vulnerable groups as defined within the Safeguarding Vulnerable groups
( SVG ) legislation and regulations have the relevant checks in regard to regulated activity undertaken in line with the legislative duty

Maintain contact details for local statutory agencies and liaise with such as required .

Ensure all incidents are correctly reported and referred out in accordance with the NIFAA guidelines.

Ensure that codes of conduct are in place at the NIFAA events

To assist in the raising of awareness of others in NIFAA in respect of SVG .

To work with the Committee to ensure robust recruitment processes and procedures are in place when recruiting new volunteers.

To assist to promote best practice within the NIFAA

To be the source of advice and information on SVG within NIFAA .

To advise the Committee on actions required when SVG issues are referred.

To uphold confidentiality, as far as is practically possible, in all SVG matters.

To promote anti-discriminatory practices within NIFAA

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