Junior Running - Message from Thorney RC
Page created: 05 December 2016 by Geoff
Child Safety and Protection
Following alarming and distressing news about junior sports in recent weeks, Thorney RC wish to make it clear that safety and welfare of children is their major consideration at their Manor Laps events.
Each week the session is run by qualified teacher (Geoff Howes – with CRB police check and secondary teaching subject is PE).
Each week we have either 1 or 2 child protection officers present (Sally Louth and Jackie Dawson – both have CRB police check).
Parents are expected to stay and watch, or participate.
The children run laps of 500m and are visible at all times – they do not go out of sight.
Young children are accompanied to the Manor door if needing the toilets
Marshals are sent to patrol the corners and far side of the field if necessary (eg if dogs or older teenagers are around)
1st aiders are always present but if necessary, medical assistance is provided at the Leisure Centre.