Juniors

 

The Island Sailing Club, Reading has always been a family club.

There are a number of activities, both on and off the water for junior  members. These include special  junior races and series. 

The club has a number of Toppers and a Optimist both very safe starter sailing boats for junior beginners. There is always someone willing to go out  in the Safety Boat to give advice and guidance.

The Club has a Youth Welfare Officer, who is responsible for the organisation of Junior Activities and for the Child Protection Policy, as it applies to the Club. The Youth Welfare  Officer is a designated Committee members.

For those juniors who are not yet old enough to sail, the clubhouse has a  number of toys, games and books to keep them entertained.

Juniors must be adequately supervised  by a responsible parent/guardian at all times when on the club premises, except  for Junior Specific activities such as training and activity  days.

Life jackets should be worn when young children are on the lake frontage.

·    Juniors as with all other members MUST wear buoyancy aids when on a dinghy, raft, canoe or other boat.

.    Juniors are not allowed in the Safety Boat during racing unless trained.

Club buoyancy aids are available to use, for Juniors and adults, these are  stored in the the Clubhouse.  These should be returned after use and hung  up so that they dry.

ISCR Policy on Child Protection supports the RYA Guidelines

• The child’s welfare is paramount. ISCR will take all reasonable steps to  ensure through appropriate procedures and training,  that children can  partake in club activities in a safe environment.

• All children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity, etc. have the right to  protection from abuse.

• All suspicions and allegations of inappropriate behaviour will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.

• As defined in the Children’s Act 1989, anyone under the age of 18 years is considered as a child for the purposes of this document.

• It is recognised that some adults may also be vulnerable and require similar protection.

The policy relates to everyone involved with club activities and will be kept under periodic review.

All concerns, allegations, complaints and comments about the policy and associated procedures should be bought to the attention of the Youth Welfare Officer