The 31st Round Norfolk Relay
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The Round Norfolk Relay Child Protection Policy

Introduction

The Round Norfolk Relay Child Protection Policy is informed by The Children Act 1989 and is primarily intended to protect and safeguard junior runners and those deemed to be vulnerable adults from harm. The RNR child protection policy is intended to ensure that event meets the highest standards of safeguarding junior runners or those who are identified as being vulnerable adults.

A child/young person is defined as a person under the age of 18 (Children's Act 1989).

A vulnerable adult is a person over 18 who is or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness.. A vulnerable adult is or may be unable to take care of him or herself, or is unable to protect him or herself from significant harm or serious exploitation. A person's vulnerability will depend on their circumstances and environment, and each case must be considered individually.

Within this policy individual teams competing in the race have the primary responsibility for protecting their junior runners and in accordance with their own child protection policy.

Commitment

The Round Norfolk Relay Committee is committed to:

Good Practice

All personnel involved with the event, whether competitor or official, should adhere to the following principles and action:

Poor Practice

The following are regarded as poor practice and should be avoided:

Actions

Unaccompanied junior runners should only be transported by an official in the event of an emergency. In such as case the race director and/or the team manager should be informed of the circumstances as soon as possible.

Similarly, if during the race a junior runner is hurt and requires attention or in any circumstances becomes distressed, confused or argumentative the matter must be reported without delay to the race director and/or the team manager.

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