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Child Protection Policy Statement 

Every child or young person, defined as any person under the age of 18, who plays or participates in youth lacrosse should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from abuse. This is the responsibility of every adult involved in youth lacrosse.
 
GCRGLC recognizes its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional harm and from neglect or bullying. GCRGLC is therefore committed to working to provide a safe environment for all children and young people to participate in the sport to the best of their abilities for as long as they choose to do so.
 
Key principles
 
  • The child's welfare is, and must always be, the paramount consideration
  • All children and young people have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation
  • All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately
  • Working in partnership with other organizations, children and young people and their parents and coaches is essential
  • The Coordinator for CPS&P provides a communication link between parents, coach and board on all matters pertaining to child safety and advocacy.
 
GCRGLC is committed to working in partnership with the Police, Social Services Departments, and Local Safeguarding Children's Boards (LSCB) in accordance with their procedures. This is essential to enable these organizations to carry out their statutory duties to investigate concerns and protect all children and young people.

For information, please contact our Coordinator for Child Protection Standards and Practices - Edward Shannon (contact information to be added).

A copy of the Coordinator for Child Protection Standards and Practices can be found in the document section of the website