Safeguarding Statement

The Sporting Bears Motor Club (SBMC – hereafter referred to as the Club) believes that all children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in motor sport should participate in a safe environment which protects them from abuse and harm.

The Club accepts both the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice which protects them from abuse and harm and that it is compliant with statutory responsibilities, legislation and national guidance.

The Club has adopted a Safeguarding Policy which is mandatory for our members to comply with. The Club may take appropriate and proportionate action with individuals for noncompliance.

All adults involved in motorsport have a responsibility to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults whether directly engaged in a Motorsport UK activity or not.

All adults must take action where concerns are identified, and doing nothing is not an option.

The statement, policy and procedures have been developed from legislation and national guidance, and will be reviewed by the Club every three years or earlier in the following circumstances:

  • Change in legislation
  • Requirements of Local Safeguarding Boards /Safeguarding committees
  • Feedback from adverse event monitoring

The Club will apply whatever sanction or other action it considers appropriate for any breach of the Club’s Safeguarding Policy.

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