SAFEGUARDING POLICY - PROTECTING CHILDREN ON OUR WEBSITE
Global Showing acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice. This policy outlines Global Showing's approach to safeguarding young people (under 18s) online.
Communication via e-mail with young people will only be entered into via official company e-mail accounts. E-mails sent to multiple members will be addressed via the BCC box, we will never share competitor’s e-mail addresses.
Any communication with young people will be made via official company social media accounts. Personal social media accounts will not be used. Parental permission must be obtained prior to sharing any images of young riders on social media. Parental consent Under 18s must obtain parental consent to enter a competition class as outlined in the rules section. Entries may only be made by those with appropriate means of online payment.
All passwords are encrypted. Parental permission must be obtained prior to sharing any images of young people on Global Showing entries and results page and captions will be limited to first name only unless parents state otherwise on entry. Young riders, parents/guardians or team admins must indicate that the rider is under 18 prior to taking part in an online competition. Only the first name of young riders will be displayed on the competition results page unless permission is given by parent, along with their competition test video or photo. All competitors have the option to mark their video (Starter Dressage Competitors) as private and under these circumstances only the judge and Global Showing admin have access to the video.
For confidential advice with any queries please call..
Childline on 0800 1111 or visit www.childline.org.uk
If you think a child may be in immediate danger call the police on 101 or contact the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit helpline on 0116 366 5580.
The team at Global Showing and judges of the Starter Dressage classes have had a DBS check carried out through BD/BHS or one of the other BEF Member Bodies and have attended a Safeguarding course.