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Safeguarding and Children

Porthmadog Sailing Club Safeguarding and Children Policy Statement

Porthmadog Sailing Club (PSC) is committed to safeguarding children taking part in its activities from physical, sexual or emotional harm, neglect or bullying. We recognise that the safety, welfare and needs of the child are paramount and that any child, irrespective of age, disability, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual or gender identity or social status, has a right to protection from discrimination and abuse.

Porthmadog Sailing Club (PSC) takes all reasonable steps to ensure that, through safe recruitment, appropriate operating procedures and training, it offers a safe and fun environment to children taking part in its events and activities.

For the purposes of this policy anyone under the age of 18 should be considered as a child. All members of the Club should be aware of the policy.

Club Safeguarding Officer

The Club Safeguarding Officers are:

Martin Matthias Telephone: 07970832850 E-mail:

Carol McWeeney E-mail:

Gwynedd County Council Senior Safeguarding Children Officer: Delyth Lloyd Griffiths

Telephone: 01286 679007 E-mail:

Wales Safeguarding Procedures (2020) can be found at: They can also be downloaded as an app.


It is currently the policy of the club that members do not offer organised training or coaching sessions or activities to children. Any training offered to children would only go ahead in the presence of a parent\carer. Unless this changes there no requirement for trainers to hold a DBS Certificate.

Good Practice

All members of the Club should follow the good practice guidelines attached, and agree to abide by the Club Code of Conduct and the RYA Racing Charter contained in the Racing Rules of Sailing. Those volunteering with young people should be aware of the guidance on recognising abuse.

Adults (who are not the parents\carers) are requested not to enter the showers and changing rooms at times when children are changing. If this is unavoidable it is advised that they are accompanied by another adult.