BMC Safeguarding quick guide

Posted by Nick Colton on 18/03/2021
A BMC youth event. Photo: Nick Pope

A quick guide to Safeguarding within the BMC

Child Safeguarding Policy
The BMC has a Child Safeguarding Policy that is reviewed and updated on a regular basis.  Please click here to download a copy of the policy. Read why Safeguarding Matters

GB Climbing Welfare Support Plan
A welfare support plan to promote a psychologically safe environment for athletes whilst developing a high performance culture. See here

Adult Safeguarding Policy
The BMC also has an Adult Safeguarding Policy that is reviewed and updated on a regular basis.  Please click here to download a copy of the policy.

Whistleblowing Policy
The BMC has a Whistleblowing Policy that can be downloaded by clicking here

Training
The BMC provides Child Safeguarding training for volunteers and staff who work with under 18s during BMC events or activities. To find out more please click here

Clubs
The BMC's Child Safeguarding advice and guidance for affiliated clubs can be downloaded by clicking here

Guidance for Young People
Advice and guidance for young people can be found by clicking here

Guidance for Parents
A free to download BMC booklet contains essential information, as well as a list of important questions to ask when your child starts climbing, hillwaking or mountaineering. Click here

Who to contact
Nick Colton is the BMC's Lead Safeguarding Officer.  If you need any advice, guidance or support email nick@thebmc.co.uk or call 0161 445 6111

If you wish to report something that concerns you please contact safeguarding@thebmc.co.uk

Childline 
An entirely confidential helpline
Phone 0800 1111   Web www.childline.org.uk

NSPCC:
Phone 0808 800 500  Email help@nspcc.org.uk

Child Protection in Sport Unit 
Phone 0116 366 5590 Web www.thecpsu.org.uk  Email cpsu@nspcc.org.uk


Youth Outdoor Climbing Courses

Whether you want to make the leap from indoor climbing into Sport or Trad climbing outdoors, we run many courses across the country and throughout the year that are specially for 11-17 year olds.

BOOK: Youth Trad Climbing Course

BOOK: Youth Sport Climbing Course

Subsidised Youth Course Places

There are a large number of free places on courses for families who may struggle to afford it. Any families who live in rented accommodation and who receive income support or universal credit may contact the instructor of a course or James McHaffie for a place.

U27 Membership 

From just £1.55 a month it's never been easier to join and support our work: 

JOIN TODAY: BMC Under 27 Membership


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