Safeguarding Statement

Version 1 20/10/2023 Review Date 20.10.2024

Rock Over Climbing Ltd
Park Garage, Cheviot Street, M20 1JL
Company # 07096508
VAT # 974913284

1. Introduction
Rock Over Climbing (ROC), is an indoor bouldering provider with three centres, Rock Over Climbing Bolton, Sharston and Central. As we well as members we have day pass users and deliver coaching and instruction to adults and young people. We also delivery instruction to a wide variety of organisations, schools and different third parties.

2. Our Statement
ROC acknowledges its responsibility to safeguarding, protecting and promoting the welfare and well-being of children, young people and adults involved with the organisation.
Our safeguarding policies recognise that the safeguarding of everyone is paramount but in particular children, young people and adults at risk. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, everyone has a positive and enjoyable experience and are protected from abuse.
We acknowledge that some people, including those with disabilities, additional needs or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to safeguard them.

3. Our commitment
The safeguarding and well-being of all involved in our organisation is paramount and by working to our safeguarding policies for children and adults we will:3.1. Promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of all involved and linked with the BMC.
3.2. Value, listen to and respect all those involved and ensure robust safeguarding arrangements, guidelines and procedures are in operation.
3.3. Adopt safeguarding good practice through our policies, procedures and code of conduct for staff, members, participants, athletes, coaches, instructors, judges and volunteers.
3.4. Where children, young people and adults at risk are involved make sure they have a voice and that it is actively listened to.
3.5. Ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning, training opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, or other safeguarding concerns.
3.6. Provide effective management for staff, members, participants, athletes, coaches, instructors, judges and volunteers, through supervision, support, training and quality assurance measures so that they all know about our policies, procedures and expected behaviours and follow them confidently and competently.
3.7. Make certain that all safeguarding incidents and concerns brought to our attention are investigated thoroughly, in a timely manner and appropriate action is taken where necessary.
3.8. Confirm that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and kept securely in line with current legislation.
3.9. Share safeguarding and good practice information with everyone via our website, leaflets, posters, group work and one-to-one discussions. Provide support to the individual(s) who raise a concern as well as those implicated.
3.10. Promote regularly where to go for help if they have a safeguarding concern to enable everyone to report them. Provide support to the individual(s) who raise a concern as well as being investigated.
3.11. Prevent the employment or deployment of unsuitable individuals by recruiting and selecting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are completed.

4. Guidance, information and support
For further guidance, information with regards safeguarding at the ROC can be found by:

5. Further Guidance
NSPCC helpline
If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, you can speak to us about your concerns. Whether you want to report child abuse and neglect or aren’t sure what to do, we’re here to listen, offer advice and support, and can take the next steps if a child’s in danger You can contact the NSPCC Helpline by calling 0808 800 5000 or emailing
For children contact Childline on 0800 1111
Ann Craft Trust
Support organisations to safeguard adults and young


Rock Over Climbing Ltd
Park Garage, Cheviot Street, M20 1JL
Company # 07096508
VAT # 974913284