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Safeguarding and Codes of Conduct

Club Safeguarding, Codes of Conduct, Disciplinary, Equality Policy & Procedures

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

Link to> CAYC-Safeguarding-Policy and Codes-of-Conduct 2024

Links to > Disciplinary Procedure and Flow chart

Link to> RYA Guidance on Code of Conduct adopted by the Club

Link to> CAYC Equality Policy & RYA Equality Policy

Link to> RYA Guidance on safer recruitment

Download and print a Safeguarding Incident Report if required to report any concerns or an incident. Hardcopies are in Training Room

Introduction to Safeguarding presentation & Club Guidance from RYA Safeguarding

The primary Welfare Officer who has undertaken the Designated Safeguarding training in the Club is: Mrs Sara Carse

Contact Details:

Also the authorised ID validation for Access NI may be completed by both Sara Carse and Sheela Lewis

Other Children's Welfare officer - Ben Ferris

Safeguarding Notes:

Good Practice: Self Declaration or AccessNI disclosure

Volunteers undertaking relevant roles in the regulated sector, e.g. schools, healthcare, nursing homes, childminders, are required by law to apply for Disclosures. There is currently no legal requirement for other private or voluntary organisations to ask their staff or volunteers to apply for Disclosures.

However, it is accepted as good practice and the Club has this procedure written into the Safeguarding Procedures. We therefore do ask members who, in their volunteer or instructing roles, meet the criteria, that they do undergo the Access NI disclosure process under the umbrella of the Sport Governing Body RYANI. Those whose frequency of regular contact with Children does meet the threshold may be asked to complete a Self Declaration. Download: Self Declaration form.

Previous Course on Awareness completed and refresh scheduled

Designated Safeguarding Training: Sara Carse March 2024

Designated Safeguarding Training completed : S.Lewis completed: 21 & 22 March 2023 with Sport NI - online organised by RYANI

  • Ben Ferris - Awareness course - 2023
  • A & P Barbour - May/June 2020 - online
  • 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 : S.Carse and S.Lewis completed in July & Aug 2020 with Sport NI - online
  • 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 Children's 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.


Last updated 16:33 on 9 March 2024

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