Meadows Croquet Club Child Wellbeing and Protection Policy
We, Meadows Croquet Club (MCC) believe that Good Practice at the Meadows is as follows:
The wellbeing of children and young people is everyone’s responsibility, particularly when it comes to
protecting children from abuse. Everyone in croquet – club members, coaches, parent, friend, children
themselves, everyone – can help. Children and young people have a lot to gain from croquet. Their natural
sense of fun and spontaneity can blossom in positive sporting environments. Croquet provides an excellent
opportunity for children to learn new skills, become more confident and maximise their own unique
potential. The Club will place the needs of the child first and winning and competition second.
The underlying principles with respect to Child Wellbeing and Protection are that:
The child’s wellbeing and protection is the first consideration.
All children, regardless of age, any disability they have, sex, racial origin, religious belief
and gender identity have a right to be protected from abuse.
Children and young people must be treated with integrity and respect.
Children and young peoples’ programmes and competitions will be relevant to their ages and stages
We are committed to following the current Scottish Croquet Association’s Child Wellbeing and Protection
guidelines. All our volunteers who with work with children are members of Scottish Croquet Association.
The Meadows Croquet Club:
Aims to create an enjoyable environment, where young people have the right to be safe, secure
and free from threat.
Acknowledges that young people have the right to be treated with respect and for their concerns
to be listened to and acted upon.
Will aim to ensure that junior members have specific programmes designated for them, with adequate
Is committed to ensuring that all helpers, whatever their role, complete a Club Registration Form,
sign a Code of Conduct and complete Disclosure Application (if in a childcare / adult at risk role)
and a Self Declaration Form in relation to Child wellbeing and protection.
Provides clear, comprehensive, easily understood procedures for dealing with: Allegations of abuse;
requests for help and support on a confidential basis.
Is committed to an equitable recruitment selection policy for coaches.