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In addition BOVEY CASTLE GC recognises the following principles which underpin our work

with all groups and individuals who may have additional needs for support and protection:

• It is every adult's right to be protected from abuse irrespective of their age, gender

identity, faith or religion, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, background, economic

position, marital status, disability or level of ability.

• All staff and volunteers share the responsibility for the protection of adults at risk and

will show respect and understanding for their rights, safety and welfare.

• The additional vulnerability of disabled adults (including those with invisible

disabilities, learning and communication differences) is recognised.

• Allegations of abuse or concerns about the welfare of any adult will be treated

seriously and will be responded to swiftly and appropriately.

• BOVEY CASTLE GC recognises the role and responsibilities of the statutory agencies

in safeguarding adults and is committed to complying with the procedures of the

Local Safeguarding Adults Boards.

• Confidentiality will be maintained appropriately at all times and the adult's safety and

welfare must be the overriding consideration when making decisions on whether or

not to share information about them.

• BOVEY CASTLE GC will support all adults to understand their roles and responsibilities

with regards to safeguarding and protecting adults at risk, including the responsibility

to report all concerns in line with BOVEY CASTLE GC safeguarding adults policy and

procedures.

• All participants involved in golfing activities have the right to be listened to with

respect and to be heard.

GUIDANCE AND LEGISLATION

The practices and procedures within this policy are based on the principles contained within

the UK and legislation and Government Guidance and have been developed to complement

the Safeguarding Adults Boards policy and procedures, and take the following into

consideration:

• The Care Act 2014

• The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

• Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims (Amendment ) Act 2012

• The Equality Act 2010

• The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

• Mental Capacity Act 2005

• Sexual Offences Act 2003

• The Human Rights Act 1998

• The Data Protection Act 2018

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