The Scottish Association of Motor Sports Clubs is committed to the safeguarding of children and of adults at risk. All Association Officers, Representatives, Delegates and Appointees should show respect and understanding for the rights, safety and welfare of others and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of the Association.
To comply with Motorsport UK policy, the Association encourages and expects all its Member Clubs to have a nominated Club Safeguarding Officer (CSO) licenced by Motorsport UK who is in receipt of a Suitability Check. The name of the CSO is to be publicised to members of the club or group and to participants in events organised by the club/group. In addition, it is the responsibility of all Member Clubs to implement and publicise their own Safeguarding Policies for the welfare of their members and to comply with guidance and best practice issued by Motorsport UK.
Key principles of the Motorsport UK safeguarding policy are:
- The welfare of the child, or adult at risk, is paramount.
- All children and adults at risk, regardless of age, ability, culture, race, language, religious beliefs, sexual or gender identity, have equal rights to protection.
- Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. All staff and volunteers have a responsibility to respond positively in response to any concerns, suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a child or adult at risk is at risk of harm.
- Children, volunteers, and staff involved in child protection issues will receive appropriate support.
- Staff and volunteers classed as being in regulated activity with children or adults at risk will be subject to appropriate safer recruitment checks.
- Motorsport UK staff and volunteers will receive appropriate training opportunities to ensure they can make informed and confident responses to safeguarding issues.
The Association recognises that all children and all adults at risk have the right to participate in sport in a safe, positive and enjoyable environment whilst at the same time being protected from abuse, neglect, harm and poor practice.
The Association further recognises that this is the responsibility of every adult involved, in whatever capacity. Any concerns or issues in relation to safeguarding should be referred in the first instance to the Safeguarding Officer for the relevant Motorsport Club or Motorsport Event.
Scottish Association of Motor Sports Clubs