Safeguarding & Child Protection

  • Introduction
  • What is it/Prevention
  • Reporting Concerns
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Coaches
  • Clubs
  • Resources
  • FAQ

Pentathlon GB's Safeguarding and Child Protection Service

Safeguarding is about upholding children and vulnerable adults' rights to be safe and treated with due respect.

Policy

Pentathlon GB has a duty and is committed to safeguard all young people involved with Pentathlon GB from harm. It’s policy states that:

All young people have a right to protection, and the needs of disabled young people and others who may be particularly vulnerable must be taken into account. Pentathlon GB will use its best endeavours to ensure the safety and protection of all children involved in the sport through strict adherence to its safeguarding and child protection policies, codes of conduct and behavioural guidelines adopted by the Association.

All those taking part in Pentathlon GB activity, in any capacity (athlete, coach, official, parent, spectator etc.), or run under its auspicies are bound by this policy and have a shared responsibility to ensure children are safe from harm and have an enjoyable experience in Modern Pentathlon.

Key Principles
  • Every adult has a moral and statutory duty for the care, custody and control of any child under the age of 18 under their supervision
  • The child's welfare is paramount
  • All children, whatever their age, disability, faith, gender, race or sexual orientation have the right to be protected from abuse
  • All incidents, allegations or suspicions of poor practice or abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately
  • All children have a right to play or otherwise participate in the sport of Modern Pentathlon in a safe and enjoyable environment
  • All children in this context includes, but is not limited to, athletes, officials and volunteers
  • All those involved in Modern Pentathlon will be provided with appropriate policies, training and support to ensure they are able to implement this policy

This section of the website aims to explain:


If you are a child and have concerns about the way you are being treated click here.


Information and resources is available specific to the following different groups: children, parents, coaches, clubs

Pentathlon GB's Safeguarding Newsletter is published quarterly and is downloadable from the 'Miscellaneous' tab in the Resources section.

Pentathlon GB continually seeks ways to improve the organisation's commitment to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone who participates within Modern Pentathlon. The overall benefit and objective is to have a safe, fun and friendly sport, one in which everyone feels safe and is governed appropriately. If you wish to offer any comments please feel free to do so here.

Pentathlon GB Child Protection Lead Officer: Other Useful Contacts:
Dr Richard Cox Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Tel: 01928 733283 or 07590 444372 Childline Tel 0113 274 4802
email : childprotectionofficer@pentathlongb.org NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000
Postal Address:
Child Protection
Pentathlon GB
Wessex House
University of Bath
Claverton Down
BATH BA2 7AY
NGBs
British Fencing
British Swimming
Shooting
Pony Club
Running
  Local Safeguarding Boards from here it is possible to identify contact details for each area.
  • What is Child Abuse?
  • Recognition
  • How to Prevent it

What it is

So, what is Child Abuse?

This document sets out to describe the various forms of abuse, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect and seeks to position racism and bullying within this framework.

Such behaviour may or may not be intentional but, regardless of the intention, is not acceptable to Pentathlon GB and efforts will be taken to eradicate it.

Good practice is set out in Pentathlon GB's behavioural guidance and codes listed on this page.

Some partner organisations, such as the Child Protection and Safeguarding Unit (CPSU) and other National Governing Bodies (NGBs) provide useful awareness videos on child abuse, which can be accessed online. See, for example, NSPCC/EduCare, the CPSU and Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) O2 Advice

How to Recognise it

Even for those experienced in working with child abuse, it is not always easy to recognise a situation where abuse may occur or has already taken place. It is acknowledged that staff and volunteers are not, generally speaking, experts at such recognition.

Some indications that a child has been Abused may include:

  • Unexplained or suspicious injuries such as bruising, cuts or burns, particularly if situated on a part of the body not normally prone to such injuries;
  • An injury for which the explanation seems inconsistent;
  • The child describes what appears to be an abusive act involving him/her;
  • Someone else (a child or adult) expressing concern about the welfare of another child;
  • Unexplained changes in behaviour over time e.g. becoming very quiet, withdrawn or displaying sudden bursts of temper;
  • Inappropriate sexual awareness;
  • Engaging in explicit sexual behaviour;
  • Distrust of adults, particularly those with whom a close relationship would normally be expected;
  • An apparent difficulty in making friends;
  • The prevention by an adult from socialising with other young people;
  • Displaying variations in eating patterns including overeating or loss of appetite;
  • Weight loss for no apparent reason;
  • An increasingly dirty or unkempt appearance;
  • Displaying frequent unexplained minor injuries.


The CPSU website has a series of training videos which can be consulted on-line.

Some children and young people are mentally or physically more vulnerable than others, which could make it easier for abusers to exploit them. They may also find it more difficult to recognise and report abuse, and to be believed. In recognising and dealing with abuse, it is important to consider:

Age

For example:

  • Younger, children have limited life experiences and so have not developed the social skills needed to work out what the behaviour of others means. This could make them less able to understand what appropriate and inappropriate behaviours are.
  • Have been encouraged to comply with other people’s wishes and not to question authority figures.
  • Are afraid to challenge potentially abusive situations because of fear of the consequences. It is often easier to be compliant and pleasing rather than risk angering an authority figure and getting into trouble.
  • Younger athletes are less likely to be confident about approaching an adult to express a concern or to articulate it clearly if they do.
  • Older athletes are more likely to bully younger ones.
Gender/Sexuality

Girls are more likely to be sexually abused than boys.

Homosexuals may hold attitudes or behave in ways that clash with those held by adults with whom they interact and cause tensions leading to abuse.

Race/Ethnicity

Children from some ethnic backgrounds will have poor linguistic/language/communication skills with mainstream culture.

As a result they may not be able to report abuse either because there is no-one they can report it to or because they do not have the appropriate language to use.

Some ethnic minority families are less likely to share personal concerns outside what they regard as their own culture.

Religion

Children from some backgrounds may at times be subject to traditions that prevent them from participating in sport in the same way as the majority because of beliefs around dress, gender roles, fasting, mixing with members of the opposite sex etc. This may mask certain types of abuse.

Disabilities

Children with physical and or mental disabilities, are x3 times more likely to be abused because of

  • Reduced mobility to physically move away from danger
  • Total dependency on /trust of adults
  • In some cases more subject to mood swings
  • May not be able to recognize that abuse has taken place.
  • Feel powerless because they have to depend on others for personal support.
  • Are not believed because their authority figures cannot accept that anyone would abuse a disabled child.
  • May not have anybody they can trust and confide in.
  • May feel guilt or shame about the abuse which prevents them from reporting it.
  • May not have a sense of ownership of their own bodies because they are so used to being examined physically by others as part of their medical and physical care.
  • Have low self-esteem and a poor self image.
Socio/economic

Children who are in care, left to fend for themselves after school, getting to and from training, dependent upon adult support from outside the immediate family etc. are more likely to be abused.

Children from poor homes are less likely to feel confident about themselves or have high self-esteem making them more vulnerable to abuse.

Children from poor homes are less likely to have good communication skills and parental support.

Heritage

Children of abused parent(s) are more likely to be abused by their parents than non abused parents.

It is the duty of anyone witnessing such abuse to report it immediately to the appropriate authorities.

How to Prevent it

Pentathlon GB aims to safeguard its members and prevent child abuse by:

  1. appointing a Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead Officer and Regional Welfare Officers.
  2. the selective recruitment, management and development of its workforce
  3. developing Policies, Codes, Guidelines and Procedures for athletes, coaches, parents, officials
  4. cooperating with partners
  5. provision of information and resources

The Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead Officer's role is to develop and embed safeguarding policy and procedures within the organisation. The role and responsibilities of this position are set out here.

The role and responsibilities of the Regional Welfare Officers is set out here.

Workforce

Pentathlon GB has a selection process which includes

  • Adherence to its Equality policy
  • Matching personal skills and competancies to roles in the job specification
  • Qualification checks
  • Screening of those 16 years of age and over working with children and vulnerable adults in Regulated Activity, via
    • Completion of a self-declaration form
    • DBS Barred List checks. This flow chart illustrates how Pentathlon GB assesses whether a position requires a DBS check and this document outlines how it is managed. Any disclosures will be Risk Assessed via an impartial process. Pentathlon GB has produced a brief guide to it’s DBS requirements and a fuller guide to managing the disclosure process.
    • References from previous employers
    • An induction process which includes a briefing on Pentathlon GB Equality, Child Protection policies and procedures, an assessment of their CP knowledge and identification of training needs, if appropriate.
    • A probationary period of employment

Pentathlon GB has a management process which includes:


Pentathlon GB has a management philosophy which includes:

  • Ongoing development and appraisal, including completion of SCUK's Safeguarding & Child Protection I and II Training as a minimum standard for deployment. A detailed guide to the appointment of staff (paid and volunteer) is available here
  • Mentoring and the provision of guidelines to promote good practice
Pentathlon GB Child Protection Lead Officer: Other Useful Contacts:
Dr Richard Cox Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Tel: 01928 733283 or 07590 444372 Childline Tel 0113 274 4802
email : childprotectionofficer@pentathlongb.org NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000
Postal Address:
Child Protection
Pentathlon GB
Wessex House
University of Bath
Claverton Down
BATH BA2 7AY
NGBs
British Fencing
British Swimming
Shooting
Pony Club
Running
  Local Safeguarding Boards from here it is possible to identify contact details for each area.

How to Report and Deal with Cases

Sadly, incidents can and do occur. All members must note that there are clear prohibited practices identified in the various Codes of Conduct, which must not be breached. If there is a breach of the prohibited practice or codes of conduct, this should be reported. If you think you might be the victim of abusive behaviour, wish to report any abusive behaviour you may have witnessed or been told about, it is important and your duty to take action and report it with immediate effect.

Contact the Club or Regional Welfare Officer in the first instance or the Pentathlon GB Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead Officer (Dr Richard Cox) (childprotectionoffficer@pentathlongb.org) on 01928 733283 or 07985 854393. If a lack of response you could also try Childline on 0800 1111 or the NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000. Failing this, contact the Police or the local authority Children's Services Department. Your complaint will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and support provided whilst the matter is dealt with.

For a more detailed description of how to respond to a disclosure of abuse read this document.

All incidents reported will be taken seriously and managed within the Complaints and Disciplinary Procedures

The sequence of events which follows a complaint is illustrated in the Dealing with expressions of concern and complaints flow chart.

Criminal matters will be reported to the Police immediately and where urgent support is needed in the case of an injury, etc. one or more of the other agencies listed below.

For breaches of Pentathlon GB policies, you are asked to complete and submit the downloadable Incident Report Form so that we have a full report in writing. The sooner you do this the better in order to log the full and precise details.

If you are a child and have concerns about the way you are being treated click here and follow the advice or call one of the numbers above.

Pentathlon GB operates a Whistle Blowing Policy should anyone have concerns that their complaint will not be handled sensitvely and in confidence or will have other negative consequences for them or their child.

Pentathlon GB has a Case Management Group which will be convened to address serious breaches of its policies and a process after which, having followed its course and found there is clear evidence of breaches, will be passed on to the Disciplinary Panel and Process for a final ruling.

Pentathlon GB operates an Information Sharing Protcol common with many other Governing Bodies of Sport and agencies engaged in safeguarding in order to help prevent further offending.

Pentathlon GB also recognizes it has a duty to protect all those who work with young people from unfair accusation or suspicion by promoting good working practices and providing support.

Pentathlon GB Child Protection Lead Officer: Other Useful Contacts:
Dr Richard Cox Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Tel: 01928 733283 or 07590 444372 Childline Tel 0113 274 4802
email : childprotectionofficer@pentathlongb.org NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000
Postal Address:
Child Protection
Pentathlon GB
Wessex House
University of Bath
Claverton Down
BATH BA2 7AY
NGBs
British Fencing
British Swimming
Shooting
Pony Club
Running
  Local Safeguarding Boards from here it is possible to identify contact details for each area.

Information for Young Athletes

Is something worrying you? If so, click here to find out what to do next.

Pentathlon GB has produced the following documents specifically for children and young athletes.

1 Anti-Bullying Policy Pentathlon GB's attitude and reaction to bullying behaviour Anti-Bullying Policy
2 Whistle Blowing Policy Pentathlon GB's policy to those wishing to make disclosures confidentially Whistle Blowing Policy
3 Code of Conduct for Athletes Behaviour expected of athletes in Modern Pentathlon Code of Conduct for Athletes
4 Guidance for Young Athletes Guidance for how to behave towards other athletes in Modern Pentathlon Guidance for Young Athletes
5 Guidance Notes produced by the RYA Guidance on use of Social media Guidance Notes produced by the RYA
6 Guidance on email and text messaging Guidance notes on use of e-mails and phone text messages in Modern Pentathlon Guidance on email and text messaging
7 Use of social networks Guidance notes on the use of social networking sites within Modern Pentathlon Use of social networks
8 Informed Consent Form Form to grant permission for one-to-one coaching where necessary Informed Consent Form

If you require any of the Pentathlon GB Safeguarding resources in another language (spoken or otherwise - sign, Braille, etc.), please contact the Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead Officer and we will endeavour, where deemed appropriate, to provide the resources in your chosen language.

Information for Parents regarding Safeguarding

Pentathlon GB has produced the following documents specifically for parents.

1 Anti-Bullying Policy Pentathlon GB's attitude and reaction to bullying behaviour Anti-Bullying Policy
2 Equality Policy Pentathlon GB's policy on equality and inclusivity Equality Policy
3 Photography Policy Pentathlon GB's policy to use of cameras and videos at training and events Photography Policy
4 Transport Policy Pentathlon GB's policy to the transportation of children by staff and duty of care on away trips Transport Policy
5 Whistle Blowing Policy Pentathlon GB's policy to those wishing to make disclosures confidentially Whistle Blowing Policy
6 Code of Conduct for Athletes Behaviour expected of athletes in Modern Pentathlon Code of Conduct for Athletes
7 Code of Conduct for Parents and Carers Guidance for the behaviour of parents at events and towards other athletes etc. Code of Conduct for Parents and Carers
8 Athletes' Charter Pentathlon GB's policy for Athletes joining the World Class Podium Potential, Talent and Development Programmes Athletes' Charter
9 ASA Parents' Guidelines on using Twitter ASA Parents' Guidelines on using Twitter External Link
10 Guidance Notes produced by the RYA Guidance on use of Social media Guidance Notes produced by the RYA
11 Guidance on email and text messaging Guidance notes on use of e-mails and phone text messages in Modern Pentathlon Guidance on email and text messaging
12 Guidance on use of social networks CPSU Guidance notes on use of social networks External Link
13 Informed Consent Form Form to grant permission for one-to-one coaching where necessary Informed Consent Form

If you require any of the Pentathlon GB Safeguarding resources in another language (spoken or otherwise - sign, Braille, etc.), please contact the Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead Officer and we will endeavour, where deemed appropriate, to provide the resources in your chosen language.

Information for Coaches regarding Safeguarding

Pentathlon GB has produced the following documents specifically for coaches.

1 Anti-Bullying Policy Pentathlon GB's attitude and reaction to bullying behaviour Anti-Bullying Policy
2 Equality Policy Pentathlon GB's policy on equality and inclusivity Equality Policy
3 Photography Policy Pentathlon GB's policy to use of cameras and videos at training and events Photography Policy
4 Transport Policy Pentathlon GB's policy to the transportation of children by staff and duty of care on away trips Transport Policy
5 Code of Conduct and Ethics Core values underpinning Pentathlon GB Code of Conduct and Ethics
6 Code of Conduct for Coaches Codes of conduct and behaviour required for all Modern Pentathlon coaches Code of Conduct for Coaches
7 Dealing with Bullies Guidance notes on dealing with bullies in Modern Pentathlon Dealing with Bullies
8 Guidance for Coaches Guidance notes for coaches in Modern Pentathlon Guidance for Coaches
9 Guidance for Restraining Guidance Note on the use of physical restraint in Modern Pentathlon Guidance for Restraining
10 Guidance on email and text messaging Guidance notes on use of e-mails and phone text messages in Modern Pentathlon Guidance on email and text messaging
11 Guidance to Safeguard Disabled Children Guidance for people working with children with disabilities Guidance to Safeguard Disabled Children
12 If A Complaint is Made About You Guidance for individuals against whom a complaint has been made If A Complaint is Made About You
13 Managing Challenging Behaviour Guidance notes on dealing with challenging behaviour in Modern Pentathlon Managing Challenging Behaviour
14 Responding to a Disclosure Explanation of the steps to take when receiving a disclosure of Child Abuse Responding to a Disclosure
15 Use of social networks Guidance notes on the use of social networking sites within Modern Pentathlon Use of social networks
16 Informed Consent Form Form to grant permission for one-to-one coaching where necessary Informed Consent Form

If you require any of the Pentathlon GB Safeguarding resources in another language (spoken or otherwise - sign, Braille, etc.), please contact the Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead Officer and we will endeavour, where deemed appropriate, to provide the resources in your chosen language.

Information for Clubs and training environments regarding Safeguarding

Pentathlon GB has produced the following documents specifically for clubs and training environments.

1 Anti-Bullying Policy Pentathlon GB's attitude and reaction to bullying behaviour Anti-Bullying Policy
2 Employment of Ex-offenders Pentathlon GB policy towards the employment of ex-offenders Employment of Ex-offenders
3 Equality Policy Pentathlon GB's policy on equality and inclusivity Equality Policy
4 Photography Policy Pentathlon GB's policy to use of cameras and videos at training and events Photography Policy
5 Principles of Good Practice Principles of good practice for clubs and coaching environments Principles of Good Practice
6 Transport Policy Pentathlon GB's policy to the transportation of children by staff and duty of care on away trips Transport Policy
7 Whistle Blowing Policy Pentathlon GB's policy to those wishing to make disclosures confidentially Whistle Blowing Policy
8 Code of Conduct and Ethics Core values underpinning Pentathlon GB Code of Conduct and Ethics
9 Code of Conduct for Athletes Behaviour expected of athletes in Modern Pentathlon Code of Conduct for Athletes
10 Code of Conduct for Chaperones Expected behaviour for chaperones Code of Conduct for Chaperones
11 Code of Conduct for Clubs Expectations of clubs and coaching environments Code of Conduct for Clubs
12 Code of Conduct for Coaches Codes of conduct and behaviour required for all Modern Pentathlon coaches Code of Conduct for Coaches
13 Code of Conduct for Officials Expectations of officials' behaviour engaged in Modern Pentathlon Code of Conduct for Officials
14 Code of Conduct for Parents and Carers Guidance for the behaviour of parents at events and towards other athletes etc. Code of Conduct for Parents and Carers
15 Dealing with Bullies Guidance notes on dealing with bullies in Modern Pentathlon Dealing with Bullies
16 Guidance for Chaperones Guidance notes for chaperones acting in loco parentis Guidance for Chaperones
17 Guidance for Clubs Expectations of Modern Pentathlon clubs and coaching environments Guidance for Clubs
18 Guidance for Clubs about Suspension PGB-Guidance for Clubs about Suspension of individuals pending an investigation Guidance for Clubs about Suspension
19 Guidance for Coaches Guidance notes for coaches in Modern Pentathlon Guidance for Coaches
20 Guidance for Parents Guidance for the behaviour of parents at events and towards other athletes etc. Guidance for Parents
21 Guidance for Restraining Guidance Note on the use of physical restraint in Modern Pentathlon Guidance for Restraining
22 Guidance for Team Managers Expected behaviour of team managers engaged in Modern Pentathlon Guidance for Team Managers
23 Guidance Notes produced by the RYA Guidance on use of Social media Guidance Notes produced by the RYA
24 Guidance on email and text messaging Guidance notes on use of e-mails and phone text messages in Modern Pentathlon Guidance on email and text messaging
25 Guidance to Safeguard Disabled Children Guidance for people working with children with disabilities Guidance to Safeguard Disabled Children
26 If A Complaint is Made About You Guidance for individuals against whom a complaint has been made If A Complaint is Made About You
27 Managing Challenging Behaviour Guidance notes on dealing with challenging behaviour in Modern Pentathlon Managing Challenging Behaviour
28 Responding to a Disclosure Explanation of the steps to take when receiving a disclosure of Child Abuse Responding to a Disclosure
29 Safeguarding Handbook Comprehensive handbook of guidance and policy regarding Safeguarding Safeguarding Handbook
30 Use of social networks Guidance notes on the use of social networking sites within Modern Pentathlon Use of social networks
31 Informed Consent Form Form to grant permission for one-to-one coaching where necessary Informed Consent Form

If you require any of the Pentathlon GB Safeguarding resources in another language (spoken or otherwise - sign, Braille, etc.), please contact the Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead Officer and we will endeavour, where deemed appropriate, to provide the resources in your chosen language.

Pentathlon GB's Safeguarding Resources

  • Codes
  • Policies
  • Guidance
  • Forms
  • Miscellaneous

Codes

1 Code of Conduct for Spectators Behaviour expected of spectators at Modern Pentathlon events Code of Conduct for Spectators
2 Code of Conduct and Ethics Core values underpinning Pentathlon GB Code of Conduct and Ethics
3 Code of Conduct for Athletes Behaviour expected of athletes in Modern Pentathlon Code of Conduct for Athletes
4 Code of Conduct for Chaperones Expected behaviour for chaperones Code of Conduct for Chaperones
5 Code of Conduct for Clubs Expectations of clubs and coaching environments Code of Conduct for Clubs
6 Code of Conduct for Coaches Codes of conduct and behaviour required for all Modern Pentathlon coaches Code of Conduct for Coaches
7 Code of Conduct for Officials Expectations of officials' behaviour engaged in Modern Pentathlon Code of Conduct for Officials
8 Code of Conduct for Parents and Carers Guidance for the behaviour of parents at events and towards other athletes etc. Code of Conduct for Parents and Carers

Policy Documents

1 Anti-Bullying Policy Pentathlon GB's attitude and reaction to bullying behaviour Anti-Bullying Policy
2 Employment of Ex-offenders Pentathlon GB policy towards the employment of ex-offenders Employment of Ex-offenders
3 Equality Policy Pentathlon GB's policy on equality and inclusivity Equality Policy
4 Photography Policy Pentathlon GB's policy to use of cameras and videos at training and events Photography Policy
5 Transport Policy Pentathlon GB's policy to the transportation of children by staff and duty of care on away trips Transport Policy
6 Whistle Blowing Policy Pentathlon GB's policy to those wishing to make disclosures confidentially Whistle Blowing Policy
7 Athletes' Charter Pentathlon GB's policy for Athletes joining the World Class Podium Potential, Talent and Development Programmes Athletes' Charter

Guidance Notes

1 Dealing with Bullies Guidance notes on dealing with bullies in Modern Pentathlon Dealing with Bullies
2 Event Organisers Guidance notes for event organisers in Modern Pentathlon Event Organisers
3 Guidance for Chaperones Guidance notes for chaperones acting in loco parentis Guidance for Chaperones
4 Guidance for Clubs Expectations of Modern Pentathlon clubs and coaching environments Guidance for Clubs
5 Guidance for Clubs about Suspension PGB-Guidance for Clubs about Suspension of individuals pending an investigation Guidance for Clubs about Suspension
6 Guidance for Coaches Guidance notes for coaches in Modern Pentathlon Guidance for Coaches
7 Guidance for Coaching Environments Guidance for those running coaching environments for Modern Pentathlon Guidance for Coaching Environments
8 Guidance for Parents Guidance for the behaviour of parents at events and towards other athletes etc. Guidance for Parents
9 Guidance for Restraining Guidance Note on the use of physical restraint in Modern Pentathlon Guidance for Restraining
10 Guidance for Team Managers Expected behaviour of team managers engaged in Modern Pentathlon Guidance for Team Managers
11 Guidance for Young Athletes Guidance for how to behave towards other athletes in Modern Pentathlon Guidance for Young Athletes
12 Guidance to Safeguard Disabled Children Guidance for people working with children with disabilities Guidance to Safeguard Disabled Children
13 If A Complaint is Made About You Guidance for individuals against whom a complaint has been made If A Complaint is Made About You
14 Managing Challenging Behaviour Guidance notes on dealing with challenging behaviour in Modern Pentathlon Managing Challenging Behaviour
15 Safeguarding Handbook Comprehensive handbook of guidance and policy regarding Safeguarding Safeguarding Handbook
16 Use of social networks Guidance notes on the use of social networking sites within Modern Pentathlon Use of social networks
17 What is Child Abuse? An explanation to help people identify what Child Abuse is and how to recognise it What is Child Abuse?
18 Safeguarding Flow Chart Diagramatic description of processes to be followed Safeguarding Flow Chart

Forms

1 DBS Consent Form DBS Consent Form DBS Consent Form
2 Form for Reporting Safeguarding Incidents Form for Reporting Safeguarding Incidents
3 Freelance Coach Details Form For completion by all volunteer and paid coaches working in Modern Pentathlon Freelance Coach Details Form
4 Informed Consent Form Form to grant permission for one-to-one coaching where necessary Informed Consent Form
5 Self Declaration Form Form for completion by anyone working in Regulated Activity with children and vulnerable adults Self Declaration Form

Miscellaneous Resources

1 Safeguarding Newsletter No1 Published September 2012 Safeguarding Newsletter No1
2 Safeguarding Newsletter No2 Published January 2013 Safeguarding Newsletter No2
3 Safeguarding Newsletter No3 Published May 2013 Safeguarding Newsletter No3

Pentathlon GB's FAQ

This document provides a list of commonly asked questions about the subject of safeguarding and child protection.