The main aim of Solway Orienteers club is to promote and encourage the sport of
Orienteering in the South West of Scotland. It has an approved constitution, policies
and procedures, a bank account, a committee that meets every two months and
through its affiliation to the British Orienteering Federation the club has appropriate
public liability insurance cover. The club financial year ends on 5th April. The Annual
General meeting is held in September.
The committee has a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and other members
responsible for fixtures, membership, mapping, newsletter and website, equipment,
press and publicity and social activities.
Child Protection: The club has adopted and promotes the British Orienteering and
Scottish Orienteering Association policies on protecting young and vulnerable
people. Coaches attend appropriate Child Protection training courses.
Click here to see the SOA Child Protection Policy
Click here to see the BO Child Protection Policy
Code of Conduct: The club has adopted codes of ethics and conduct for members,
coaches, parents and carers and has a special set of rules for junior members.
Coaches: The club aims to have suitably qualified members able to coach to at least
the level required by beginners and improvers.
Child Protection Officer: The club has an appointed Child Protection Officer who will
act as Welfare Officer when required. The Child Protection Officer is registered with
Children 1stís Child Protection in Sport to receive electronic updates on Child
Equity: The club has adopted the SOA Equity Policy Statement.
First Aid: The club has a basic first aid kit available at events and aims to have a
qualified First Aid person present during all activities. The club has a recommended
procedure for dealing with incidents / accidents.
The club maintains a Club Development Plan detailing its aims and objectives.
The club maintains links to schools through group membership and Active Schools
The club is affiliated to the national governing body for Orienteering, British
Orienteering and its regional association the Scottish Orienteering Association.
The club has a bi-monthly newsletter, website and uses email to communicate with
The club requires that the BO medical data and parental consent form is completed
for all participants in organised coaching sessions under the age of eighteen.
The club is registered with Sport Scotlandís Help for Clubs website to receive free