• Motorsport UK Registered
• ABKC Member
• Racing since 1959



Safeguarding Policy

Fulbeck Kart Club recognises the responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk who come to
practice and race days. The policy and procedures supplement those provided by our governing body, Motorsport UK which can be found online at

Our commitment is underpinned by procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture that embraces the safeguarding of all in motorsport.
The policy and guidance should be observed by ALL Fulbeck Kart Club staff, volunteers and visitors whatever their role or responsibility during the event.
FKC acknowledges its responsibility to promote best practices and expects high standards of conduct amongst all staff, volunteers, club members and their families at any event organised by us. This policy is in place to benefit all and to ensure everyone is protected from misunderstandings and unfounded allegations.

For the purposes of this Policy.

  • A child is anyone who has not yet reached their 18th birthday.
  • An adult at risk is an individual 18 years and over who:
  • Has need for care and support.
  • Is experiencing, or is at risk of abuse or neglect.

Fulbeck Kart Club will:
*Promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of all children, young people and adults at risk.
*Ensure all staff and volunteers understands their roles and responsibilities in respect towards safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns.
*Ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents or concerns of abuse and that support is provided to the individual/s who raise the concern.
*Ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding matters.

This policy will be reviewed annually by the board of Directors or in the following circumstances:
*Changes in legislation and/or government guidance.
*As required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board and in accordance with any guidance from Motorsport UK.
*As a result of any other significant change or event.

Fulbeck Kart Club Safeguarding Practices and Procedures.
Good communication is essential in any organisation to ensure that everyone assured that any concerns raised will be listened to and taken seriously.
Everyone involved in and promoting an event at Fulbeck Kart Club committed to:-
*Treating children & young/vulnerable people with respect and dignity.
*Listening to what a person is saying.
*Providing an encouraging and supportive environment.
*Using appropriate language with children and young people and challenging any inappropriate language used by a child/young person or child/adult.
*Ensuring that every competitor under 18 years of age is accompanied by their signed on parent or guardian.
*Being vigilant at all times.
*Upholding club rules and regulations aimed at keeping children safe.

Children and young people:
Children and young people have a right to information that could make life better and safer for them. FKC will act to ensure information about how, and with whom they can share their concerns, complaints and anxieties.
When sharing information with children and young people FKC will be sensitive to the level of understanding and maturity, as well as to the level of responsibility, of the people with whom they are sharing.

Parents or persons with parental responsibility are ultimately responsible for their children’s welfare at all times. It is expected that parents will ensure their children are kept safe from harm at all times when attending events at FKC. There is no law prohibiting children from being out on their own at any age but because the paddock can be a dangerous environment with potential risks FKC expects all parents to ensure young children remain under their direct supervision. We do not allow the riding of bicycles, scooters or electric scooters at all in the paddock and surrounding areas.

FKC will request that anyone wishing to engage in any video, zoom or close range photography should register their details with the event secretary before carrying out any such activities. The club reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not abide by this rule.

Through the implementation of our Safeguarding Policy Statement and the support of FKC members and officials, the club is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for children and young people and to support the prevention of child abuse.
All incidents of suspicious behaviour or allegations should be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
It is the responsibility of the Club Safeguarding Officers to determine whether or not abuse has taken place but is everyone’s responsibility to report any concerns.

All concerns and disclosures involving Safeguarding/ child welfare issues should be reported in the first instance to the safeguarding officer (CSO) who will record the information as quickly and clearly as possible. The person reporting the incident will be asked for their contact details and the name of any other witness present. The CSO is obligated to complete a Motorsport UK Safeguarding Report Form and if necessary to refer the matter to the appropriate external agencies.
If it is believed that a child is in immediate danger, the Police will be called immediately on 999. If it is believed a child urgently needs specialist support from children’s social care, based on the threshold guidance on the
. pathwaytoprovisionhandbook.pdf(Nottinghamshire.gov.uk document, the CSO will contact the area Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0300 500 80 90 and follow up their telephone call by returning this form within 48 hours.
Strict adherence to maintain confidentiality will be adopted at all times and information regarding concerns or disclosures of abuse will only be given on a need to know basis.

Club Safeguarding Officers:
Mr Steve Wren
Mrs Julie Thornsby (07749106101) or in Race