Dearne Valley Divers (DVD) has adopted the BSAC 'Buddy Guard' safeguarding scheme, and requests that all members of the club adhere to it's contents.

DVD has a named Welfare Officer, currently this is Pam Tarn.

You can contact Pam in confidence should you have any questions about safeguarding or any other welfare issues.

The welfare officer is elected to the committee at each Annual General Meeting and is responsible for:

  • Being the primary contact, maintaining confidential records and ensuring suitable action is taken for any reported welfare cases
  • Liaising with BSAC HQ on the protection of children and vulnerable adults
  • Implementing and promoting the club’s policy and procedures, including general communication with members to encourage good practice
  • Keeping abreast of developments and understanding the latest information on data protection, confidentiality and other legal issues that impact on the protection of children and vulnerable adults

Disclosure Barring Service (DBS)

All instructor members of DVD undergo a DBS (formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau / CRB) check every 3 years confirming no previous history that would prevent them from working with children or any vulnerable adults.

BSAC Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Both DVD and BSAC take safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. BSAC has worked alongside the following leading organisations to produce the Buddy Guard scheme:

  • The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA)
  • The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
  • The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CSPU)
  • The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
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