WASC Equal Opportunities Policy

The WASC should ensure that all people, irrespective of

Sexual orientation
Race or ethnic origin
Religion or belief
Marital status
Disability or ability

should be encouraged to partake equally in the full range of adventure sports enjoyed by members of the Warminster Adventure Sports Club and will be treated equally and fairly by all while taking part in club activities.

WASC Child Protection Policy

All members of the Warminster Adventure Sports Club fully recognise the contribution all members make to safeguarding children. We recognise that all members have a full and active part to play in protecting those who take part in our activities from harm.

All staff and committee members believe that the WASC should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.

The WASC recognises that, in the modern age, it is typical for adventurous activities, like climbing and kayaking, to be enjoyed at professional outdoor centres or on trips organised by educational establishments. Typically when a child has this experience he/she is at a distance from their parents.

The WASC believes that to assist with community development it is useful for children and their parents to take part in these activities both together and alongside other families.

For this reason persons under 18 are only allowed to take part in WASC organised events if either one of their parents is also taking part or, at a minimum, is present observing but not directly taking part.