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Child Protection Policy 

Luton Angling Club acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and The Child Protection in Sport requirements. 


The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socio-economic background, all children: 


  • Have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport in all activities run and supported by Luton Angling Club and are able to do so in a safe and child centered environment.

  • Are protected from abuse whilst participating in angling or outside of the activity. 



Luton Angling Club acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare. 


As part of our safeguarding policy Luton Angling Club will:


  • Promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. 

  • Ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people. 

  • Ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern. 

  • Ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored. 

  • Prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals. 

  • Ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.

  • Support the training and development of all those supporting safeguarding standards in angling.


The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Luton Angling Club. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the organisation. 



  • The welfare of children is always paramount.

  • All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, ethnic origin and religious beliefs have the right to protection from abuse.

  • All suspicions and allegations of abuse and poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.

  • All staff and volunteers working in Angling have a responsibility to report concerns to the clubs Safeguarding Officer

  • Adults – staff, volunteers, coaches, referees and members will be supported to understand their role and responsibility with regard to the duty of care and protection of children and young people. 

  • Individuals will receive support through education and training to be aware of and understand best practice and how to manage any welfare or child protection issues that may come to light.




  • The Luton Angling Club Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy will be available to all members, parents, staff, volunteers and participants via its website. 

  • The Policy will be reviewed every three years by the Management Committee, and amended as appropriate. Guidance from Angling governing bodies will be sought as part of the review process. 

  • The Management Committee has responsibility for ensuring that the policy and procedures are implemented, including taking any appropriate disciplinary action necessary. 

  • The club's appointed safeguarding officer has responsibility for responding to any allegations, concerns or child protection incidents, passing information to the appropriate National Governing Body Lead Child Protection Officer and informing the appropriate club staff.

  • Parents have a responsibility to work together with the club in implementing procedures and providing their children with the necessary information to safeguard themselves.


The club has appointed a safeguarding officer who is one of our commttee members his name is Barry Emery.  He has undergone training that was developed in partnership with the NSPCC, The CPSU (Child protection in Sport Unit) and Sport England. We will be continuing with any recommended training and we closely follow any updates to guidance from our Governing bodies and other relevant organisations which are linked below.


Angling Trust

Child Protection in Sport Unit

Sport England:


Individuals should raise any concerns (no matter how minor) in the first instance with our Safeguarding Officer. The individual should set out the background and history of the concern, giving names, dates and places where possible and the reason why they are particularly concerned about the situation. The earlier the individual expresses the concern, the easier it is for someone to take action.

If you do have any concerns or questions relating to safeguarding you can contact the club safeguarding officer via email using the button below, any written correspondence can be sent via the club secretary at Luton Angling Club, PO BOX 1398, Luton LU1 9QR and it will be forwarded on to the safeguarding officer.

This information was last checked and updated on 5th November 2023

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