Every child, young person or vulnerable adult who participates in community activity should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment, and be protected from poor practice and abuse.
At Rotherham United Community Trust we have a role to play in safeguarding the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults in our care by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional harm and from neglect or bullying. This responsibility is shared by every adult at the Trust. It is noted and accepted that our Safeguarding Policy and related regulations are up-to-date and relevant, and apply to everybody in community activity whether in a paid or voluntary capacity.
A child or young person is anyone under the age of 18 involved in any club or community activity. A vulnerable adult is anyone who may be unable to take care of himself or herself or be unable to protect himself or herself against significant harm or exploitation. Participants with additional needs and/or disabilities can face further safeguarding challenges.