Trent Valley Archers is fully committed in safeguarding children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We do this by:

  • Ensuring that the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults is paramount.
  • Creating and maintaining the safest environment possible for children, young people and vulnerable adults participating in Archery.
  • Taking all reasonable steps to promote safe practice and to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm, abuse, and exploitation.
  • Promoting an ethos which embraces difference and diversity, and respects the rights of children, young people, and vulnerable adults.
  • Ensuring that bullying, in any form, is not tolerated.

Trent Valley Archers guidelines are based on Archery GB’s Policy for Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults which is mandatory for archery clubs to follow. The Archery GB Policy and Guidance can be viewed on their website below:

Archery GB Safeguarding Policy and Guidance

Children and young people refer to people under the age of 18.

Vulnerable adults are those over the age of 18, who may be elderly, physically and/or mentally disabled, or have learning difficulties.

Abuse is any form of physical, emotional or sexual mistreatment, or lack of care that leads to injury or harm. Abusers can be male or female. An individual might abuse or neglect a child, young person or vulnerable adult directly, or may be responsible for abuse because they fail to prevent another person harming them.

Trent Valley Archers Club Welfare Officer is the first point of contact to report any concern regarding an abuse and can be contacted at any Club core shooting time, by email to Alternatively, the Club Chairman or Secretary may be contacted.

Trent Valley Archers Safeguarding Policy can be found by following the link below:

Download TVA Safeguarding Policy.

Apart from Club Members, this Code also applies to all visitors to the Club including those participating in archery courses.

Some useful contact numbers are:

NSPCC Helpline – 0808 800 5000 (24 hours)
The Albany Trust – 0208 767 1827
Child Line – 0800 1111 (24 hours)

In Emergency dial 999 or local Police 101
Archery GB  – 01952 677 888