OSC Supervision policy
OSC Supervision Policy: Children and Young People - Members and Visitors
All members and visitors under the age of 18 are minors and at all times, ashore or afloat, remain the responsibility of their designated parents/guardians in respect of their safety, welfare and conduct. The Club, its officers or members cannot accept sole responsibility for the supervision of minors at any time.
Different supervision requirements apply to children (up to age 16) and young people (16-18).
Children, up to age 16
Children should be under the direct supervision of a designated parent/guardian at all times whilst on site. Children must not be left alone on site at any time without a parent/guardian in attendance. If the parent/guardian is occupied with sailing, coaching, club duties, etc they must ensure adequate supervision is arranged for the child/children in their care.
Afloat: At all times on the water the child remains the responsibility of the parent/guardian, excepting during formal youth training and coaching sessions when children will be supervised whilst afloat by the instructor/coach. The parent/guardian must be available immediately to supervise the child as soon as they leave the water. The training session may finish early for many reasons inclement weather, darkness, fatigue, etc - and children should not be left unsupervised in this case.
Club racing: Any child participating in club racing remains the responsibility of the parent/guardian at all times whilst ashore and afloat.
Ashore: Children should be supervised when ashore on any part of the site, in changing rooms, in parking areas, waterside or in the café.
Young people, aged 16-18
Young people remain the responsibility of their designated parents/guardians in respect of their safety, welfare and conduct at all times but can attend the club without direct supervision if allowed by the parent/guardian. Parents/guardians should satisfy themselves that the young person can attend unsupervised and that they understand the club rules and procedures.
Additionally, young people may use club kit without the direct supervision of the parent/guardian, if they allow this, though the parent/guardian will remain responsible for its use.
Supervision and care requirements for young Sailability sailors should take account of individual circumstances, using this policy as a minimum expectation.
if you have any questions or concerns please contact the OSC welfare officer
Last updated 13:57 on 12 November 2023