Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding Children

Matlock Motor Club accepts its duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice which protects children and young people from abuse and harm and that it is compliant with statutory responsibilities legislation and national guidance.

Matlock Motor Club has adopted a Child Safeguarding Policy in line with the MSA policy for clubs, licence holders and adults involved in motor sport.

All adults must take action where concerns are identified - doing nothing is NOT an option.

This statement, policy and procedures will be reviewed by Matlock Motor Club every three years, or earlier in the following circumstances:
   · Change in legislation
   · Requirements of Local Safeguarding Children Boards /child safeguarding committees
   · Feedback from an adverse event monitoring

 Matlock Motor Club will:

• appoint one or more Club Child Safeguarding Officer(s)
• inform the MSA Child Safeguarding Co-ordinator of the Club Child Safeguarding Officer nomination and maintain current personal contact details
• include child safeguarding matters at management committees as a standing item and keep records of all discussions
• support the Club Child Safeguarding Officer
· ensure all club events display details of the Child Safeguarding Officer

Matlock Motor Club’s Club Child Safeguarding Officer(s) will:

  • be the first point of contact for all child safeguarding enquiries within the club, and will ensure that children’s welfare is considered in all aspects of the club’s activities
  • report to the Club Chairman, and be accountable to the Club Chairman
  • assist and liaise with the MSA to fulfil its responsibilities to safeguard children at all levels
  • promote the MSA Child Safeguarding Policy
  • promote and ensure that confidentiality is maintained
  • maintain accurate records of child safeguarding incidents and store these in accordance with data protection legislation
  • Attend MSA Training and Development sessions wherever possible



Safeguarding Children is a broader term than “Child Protection” which includes prevention activities.
A child is anyone who has not yet reached their 18th birthday (generic term, refers to children and young people).
Child Protection is protecting children from harm or abuse or risk of harm or abuse.
Motor Sport Event – an MSA permitted motor sport event which includes all competitive, and non-competitive meetings, and therefore includes club meetings, management meetings, and social activities undertaken by MSA club members.

Matlock Motor Club's Safeguarding Officer is Ross O'Brien.


Also see the MSA Website for current Policies and information.