Safeguarding & Code of Conduct

Safeguarding & Code of Conduct for Members

Policy & Procedures

A hard copy of the Policy is available in the Club Training Room or you may access an on-line copy

Link to—> CAYC-Safeguarding-Policy-Codes-of-Conduct 2019

Link to—> RYA Code of Conduct – Guidance

You can download and Print an Incident Report (PDF link) if required to report any concerns or an incident.

The Designated Safeguarding Person within the Club is: Mrs Sara Carse

Contact Details: or

Also the authorised ID validation for Access NI may be completed by Sheela Lewis

The Children’s Welfare officers areLlenore Coles and Paul Barbour


Previous Course on Awareness completed

Monday 26 March 2018 @ 7:00 pm – agreed with Sport NI – Pat Power (14)

Tuesday 12 April 2016 – Pat Power (20 Members)

Designated Safeguarding completed : Tuesday 5 April 2016 (Michelle Hill and Sheela Lewis)

Previous  Course completed : Thursday 17 April 2014 @ 7.15 pm

CAYC Clubhouse – Tutor organised through SportNI

Previous Courses Completed

Thursday 3 November 2011 : 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm

Safeguarding Children & Young People in Sport : 20 x Instructors, Coaches & Volunteers

Trainer : Mervyn Fee

Grant from Carrickfergus Borough Council to support this training

Course Completed on Tuesday 17 January 2012 : 6.30 – 9.30 pm

Designated Childrens safety Officer Training : Sheela and John Lewis

Newtownards Centre


The NSPCC is urging professionals working with young people to call their free Helpline if they are ever uncertain about a child’s welfare.

You can call the Helpline on 0808 800 5000, or email:, in confidence any time of day or night. It is important for any organisation working regularly with children and young people to have a clear child protection procedure to follow if a child discloses abuse but it may not always feel that simple.  The Helpline’s advisors understand that staff or volunteers want to be sure they are acting in the best interests of the child and that it is not always easy to assess a child safeguarding issue. The Helpline’s trained child protection advisors can provide advice about the situation and talk you through the steps you need to take to safeguard the child’s welfare. Over the next three years the charity plans to grow the Helpline and its ChildLine service through the Child’s Voice Appeal, so that it can protect more children.