The Sporting Bears Motor Club® (SBMC – hereafter referred to as the Club) believes that all children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in motorsport 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.
Sporting Bears are affiliated with MSUK and on 23rd January 2022 the committee unanimously agreed that we will adopt their suite of Safeguarding Policies. If you wish to refer to them please follow the link below.
These policies are available to members of the public so no log in or password is required and the route to them is either the link above or;
- MSUK Website
- Tabs along the top of the screen
- The Sport
The main policies in this suite are listed below. They are updated regularly by MSUK and so we are confident that we are compliant with the latest guidance, both statutory and advisory.
- Safeguarding Children Policy
- Safeguarding Children procedure
- Adults at Risk Policy
- Safeguarding Case Investigation Procedure
There are other policies that we have adopted in this suite as well, these include ;
- Speak up, Speak Out Policy
- Low Level Concerns Policy
- Non Recent Abuse Policy
- Social Media Policy
- Anti Bullying Policy
Our Safeguarding team consists of seven voluntary licensed Motorsport UK Safeguarding Officers who take part in regular training and online updates with MSUK and have safeguarding experience in their day to day lives outside of club activities.
Our Lead Safeguarding Officer is Kay Roberts who can be contacted at:
firstname.lastname@example.org 079 571 45678
MSUK contact details are email@example.com 01753 765000.
We are ensuring that all of our drivers and any event Safeguarding Officers obtain an enhanced DBS check with MSUK as our link organisation. This is mandatory for 2023.
Updated April 2023