Child Safeguarding Statement and Policy (May 2018)
The British Motor Sports Training Trust (BMSTT) concurs with the Motorsport UK Policy Statement (2017) on Child Safeguarding as follows:BMSTT Policy Statement:
- The welfare of the child is paramount
- All children regardless of age, gender, ability or disability, faith, size, language or sexual identity, have the right to protection from harm
- All allegations, suspicions of harm and concerns will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly, fairly and appropriately
- Everyone will work in partnership to promote the welfare, health and development of children
- As defined in the Children’s Act 1989 anyone under the age of 18 years should be considered as a child for the purposes of this document.
The BMSTT requires all Volunteer Officials Training Days and organising Motorsport UK Member Clubs benefitting from the Trust’s grant aid programme to identify a named individual as accepting the responsibility to manage any Child Safeguarding issues that may arise during those Training Days. The named individual would normally be a Motorsport UK Licensed Training Instructor or Motorsport UK Club Child Safeguarding Officer. In the event of any matters arising which require reporting to the BMSTT, these should be reported at the earliest practicable opportunity and directed to the Secretary to the Trustees, using the Motorsport UK report form which can be downloaded from:
The general protocols and processes described in the below Motorsport UK Child Safeguarding Policy (2017) are hereby adopted by the BMSTT.
Adopted by the BMSTT Board of Trustees 1st May 2018