AYLESBURY ASTRONOMY SOCIETY Registered Charity 276313

Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy

Responsibilities

Aylesbury Astronomical Society (AAS) will:

Promote the health and welfare of children and vulnerable adults by providing opportunities for them to take part in all activities that AAS organise

Respect and promote the rights, wishes and feelings of children and vulnerable adults

Promote and implement appropriate procedures to safeguard the well-being of children and vulnerable adults and protect them from abuse

Support and supervise its members to adopt best practice to safeguard and protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse and to minimise risk to themselves

Require members to adopt and abide by this Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy

Respond to any allegations of misconduct or abuse of children or vulnerable adults in line with this Policy as well as implementing, where appropriate, the relevant disciplinary and appeals procedures

This Policy will be regularly monitored and reviewed:

In accordance with changes in legislation and guidance on the protection of children and vulnerable adults or any changes within AAS

Following any issues or concerns raised about the protection of children or vulnerable adults within AAS

In all other circumstances, at the first Committee meeting after the AAS Annual General Meeting

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