All children in the uk that want to play at ukpsf sites must be in year seven:
Which is the first year of high school:
Childrens charter and child protection policy
Policy statement Allow all staff /volunteers to make informed and confident responses to specific child protection issues.
UKPSF Child Protection Policy
Following the work of the Child Protection in Sport Task Force from 1/04/01 all sports that receive public funding in England must have a Child Protection Policy in place. Wales, Scotland and NI to be added at a later date.Paintball does not currently receive any public funding and therefore legally sites do not have to produce a "Child Protection Policy". But most paintball venues cater for schools, children’s parties, youth and community groups, etc… and must therefore be aware of the need to protect children whilst they are at their paintball venue.This policy has been produced by using a draft policy for sporting "clubs" therefore where there are references to the "Club Child Protection Officer" this will be the "paintball site child protection officer". This in most cases will be the paintball venue owner.
The UKPSF has drafted this policy in conjunction with the NSPCC "Sport Protects" organisation. Further details can be found at www.sportprotects.or.uk
A detailed copy of the ukpsf child protection policy can be provided on request .
Paintball venues have a duty of care to safeguard all children involved in paintball games from harm. All children have a right to protection, and the needs of disabled children and others who may be particularly vulnerable must be taken into account. Paintball venues will ensure the safety and protection of all children involved in paintball through adherence to the Child Protection guidelines adopted by the UKPSF.Policy aims
The aim of the UKPSF Child Protection Policy is to promote good practice: Providing children and young people with appropriate safety and protection whilst in the care of a paintball venue;