The Federation of Inline Speed Skating (FISS) aims to grow and oversee the sport of skating in the United Kingdom. The Federation is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all, where individuals feel encouraged in their growth and free from harassment, abuse or any other such negative behaviour, ensuring everyone’s safety is a priority, irrespective of their age, sex, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
This policy and expectation of behaviour is applicable to all individuals who have any contact, direct or indirect, with minors (those under the age of 18) and/or vulnerable adults. The Federation believes that everyone has a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults. It is understood that there may be different needs and barriers for those children or young people from diverse ethnic backgrounds, or those with disabilities, with regards to the challenges they may face.
One of the most important ways to protect and safeguard children, young people and adults at risk is to report your concerns. We are dedicated to building a culture where Clubs, volunteers, parents/guardians and minors/vulnerable individuals feel comfortable in expressing concerns and know how they are expected to conduct themselves. It is the responsibility of all of us to report any concerns and provide the information to the appropriate person.
The FISS Safeguarding Officer is responsible for safeguarding at the highest level in the organisation. A set of more detailed policies and procedures accompany this policy statement as a separate document. . A copy of this policy statment and the accompanying procedures are readily available, both on the Federation website and directly via the Secretary and Safeguarding Officer. The Federation has a Membership in place with Safecic, through whom the necessary enhanced disclosure (DBS) checks are available and must be undertaken at a minimal fee. Safecic also provide excellent safeguarding courses which must be undertaken by the relevant club representatives.
All concerns in relation to, and allegations of, abuse and poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
Listed below are some important or useful contacts:
Lead Contact- FISS Safeguarding Officer:
In the event of an emergency:
Your Local Social Care Emergency Duty Team
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Childline: 0800 1111
Childine Website: https://www.childline.org.uk/
For more in depth information, please select the relevant link(s) below.