IAPS believe that the welfare and wellbeing of all children (young people under the age of 18) and adults at risk attending an IAPS event is of the highest concern. All such persons have the right to safety and protection and any suspicions, concerns or allegations of harm will be taken seriously and will be dealt with swiftly and appropriately.
IAPS expects all adults who are engaged with the delivery of sports events, to fully comply with safeguarding procedures as laid out in IAPS Safeguarding policy and procedures and the KCSiE September 2018 document.
Children must never be subject to any form of treatment that is harmful, racist, abusive, humiliating or degrading. All reasonable steps must be taken to promote the interests and well-being of children and protect them from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment, as all children have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
IAPS Safeguarding Policy and Procedures sets out our approach to safeguarding and child protection.
The IAPS Code of Practice sets out our expectations for coaches, match officials, pupils, parents and spectators at all IAPS Sport events.
Bullying is the use of aggression with the intention of hurting another person. Bullying results in pain and distress to the victim. IAPS Anti Bullying policy sets out our approach to bullying and the procedures in place to prevent bullying taking place at IAPS sports events.
The IAPS media policy sets out our approach to the use of media supplied to the association by member schools, and the use of media by IAPS staff and professional photographers at sports events. It does not cover the use of media by individual schools during IAPS events. IAPS member schools should have their own policies to cover the use of media for such events.
There will be no professional photography at any IAPS events however parents and spectators can take their own pictures. There is no law against taking photos at public events for personal use, including pictures of other people's children (Ask the Police, 2018). IAPS asks parents and spectators to be cautious when sharing any images on social media. The NSPCC have useful advice on sharing images here
The Department for Education has released guidance on gender separation in mixed schools. It includes a section with guidance on single-sex sport. All IAPS sport events follow the NGB guidance for gender separation in sport.
Designated Safeguarding Officer
Sport Events Manager
01926 461513 (Direct Line)
07469 853452 (Mobile)
Deputy Safeguarding Officer
Sport Events Coordinator
01926 461501 (Direct Line)
Address: 11 Waterloo Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5LA
Telephone: 01926 461513 (Office)