Maria Rix is the juniors safeguarding officer. She is present before and after training sessions most weeks. If you have a safeguarding issue or a child discloses something of concern (it doesn’t matter how small or insignificant) please speak to Maria in person or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org. All correspondence will be treated in the strictest confidence. We encourage all parents to read our Parents & Carers Guide.
NTri Juniors fully adopts the key principles of the British Triathlon child safeguarding policy and is firmly committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for all young people to take part in Triathlon. It accepts its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all young people and protect them from poor practice, abuse and bullying.
Everyone who participates in Triathlon is entitled to participate in a safe and fun environment and to be given the chance to experience the feelings of enjoyment, challenge and achievement that are inherent to the sport.
The club has in place a register to ensure that all coaches and helpers are DBS checked and receive Safeguarding and First Aid training as quickly as possible.
The British Triathlon Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy includes a particular emphasis on the impact of new technology and the increasing use of social media, which is reflected in our guidance and policies. Everyone involved in sport has a responsibility to ensure that children and young people are able to enjoy themselves in a safe and non-threatening environment. Our policy provides comprehensive guidance for coaches, teachers, parents, young people and all those involved in the running of clubs, but it is also important that we continue to listen to children and young people and act immediately on any concerns that are raised.