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Club Policies



Management - Welfare - Development - Administration


Club Management
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.

Click here to see the Club Constitution

Click here to see the Club Policies and Procedures


Conduct and Welfare

Click here to see Solway Orienteers policy on Ethics, Code of behaviour and Safeguarding of people

Click here to see the SOA Child Protection Page

Click here to see the SOA Child Protection Policy

Click here to see the BO Child Protection Policy



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 Protection matters.

Equity: The club has adopted the SOA Equity Policy Statement.

Click here to see the SOA Equity and Diversity Policy



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.

Click here to see the Accident and Incident Guidelines



Club Development
The club maintains a Club Development Plan detailing its aims and objectives.

The club maintains links to schools through group membership and Active Schools Coordinators.

The club is affiliated to the national governing body for Orienteering, British Orienteering and its regional association the Scottish Orienteering Association.

Administration
The club has a bi-monthly newsletter, website and uses email to communicate with members.

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 electronic updates.