Safeguarding at Oxfordshire Junior Chess Squad

Oxfordshire Junior Chess Squad 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 English Chess Federation recommendations.

We seek to create an opportunity for children to develop their chess skills through playing chess games with each other (and with other adults present) and to receive expert coaching.

Oxfordshire Junior Chess Squad (Ojays) recognize the vulnerability of children when with unknown adults and other children.   Oxfordshire Junior Chess Squad (Ojays) acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.

Oxfordshire Junior Chess squad takes the following measures to ensure the safety and well-being of participating children:

  • No child is ever alone with an adult other than their own parent / nominated carer.  Children and adults sign in upon arrival on a list which clearly states which adult is responsible for which child.
  • Children under the age of 8 are accompanied by a parent.
  • Children over the age of 8 are accompanied by a parent or a responsible adult nominated by the parent in agreement with the child.
  • Adults involved with coaching and administration on a weekly basis have DBS clearance and have up to date Safeguarding certification.