Policies

Disability Snowsport UK works to ensure that disabled people can ski and snowboard alongside non-disabled people.

This means that we have in place various policies to make sure that we do our work in the most enjoyable and safe environment possible for everyone.

You will find below some of our policies that you can read if you are interested in knowing more about them.
Safeguarding
A lot of children and vulnerable adults take part in our activities, and we make sure that they can enjoy skiing and snowboarding free from any physical or emotional harm.

DSUK believes that all its participants have the right to participate in snowsports in a fun and safe environment and the right to protection from emotional, physical and sexual abuse.

Concerns

If you are worried and/or need advice about anyone who might be bullied, harrassed, neglected or otherwise abused. please contact our Safeguarding Lead Officer by email or phone us on 01479 861 272.

Our Policy Statement 

 Disability Snowsport UK is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all its members, including staff, volunteers and other people who access its services. Disability Snowsport UK therefore fully accepts its legal and moral obligations to safeguard children and vulnerable adults.
-       Disability Snowsport UK ensures that there are appropriate arrangements in place to provide a safe and secure environment and to deal with issues concerned with reported abuse of children and vulnerable adults
-       Disability Snowsport UK ensures that all reasonable and proportionate steps are taken to protect children and vulnerable adults from harm, discrimination and degrading treatment and to respect their rights, wishes and feelings
-       Disability Snowsport UK ensures that all suspicions and allegations of poor practice or abuse are taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
-       Disability Snowsport UK employees and volunteers are recruited with regard to their suitability for that responsibility, and are provided with guidance and/or training in good practice in safeguarding
-       Disability Snowsport recognises that working in partnership with parents, guardians,  children and vulnerable adults is essential for the protection of children and vulnerable adults
-       This policy will be reviewed regularly – no less than every three years or whenever there is a major change in the organisation or in relevant legislation
 

For more information you can read our
 Safeguarding Policy- Adults at Risk - Core Principles & Responsibilities 
 Safeguarding Policy - Child - Core Principles & Responsibilities
 Safeguarding Policy - Child - Guidelines & Good Practice
Incident Report Form & Notes
Equality
The core of our work is to make sure that disabled skiers and snowboarders have equal access to the slopes. We also believe that everybody else involved in our activities should be treated fairly.

Disability Snowsport UK is committed to the principles of equality of opportunity and is responsible for ensuring that no job applicants, employees, volunteers, staff, referees, coaches, office holders and participants are unlawfully discriminated against because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (i.e. “Protected Characteristics”).

In addition Disability Snowsport UK recognises that we live in a diverse society and will endeavour wherever practical to hold activities in a variety of venues so as not to disadvantage through socio economic backgrounds or disabilities.

Disability Snowsport UK will encourage partner organisations, Local Groups, suppliers, sponsors and beneficiaries, to adopt and demonstrate their commitment to the principles and practice of equality as set out in the Equality Policy.

You can read our Equality Policy for more information.
Health and Safety
We make sure that everybody taking part in our activities is safe, whether it is in indoor snow centres or in the mountains.

You can read our Health and Safety Policy  and Manual Handling Policy for more information.
Complaints Procedure
Disability Snowsport UK strive to deliver a first class service across each of its programmes. If there is something that needs to be brought to our attention please get in touch, either by calling us or following the procedure as set out here

Please tell us or we cannot change it. Thank you.
Questions?
If you have any questions about them, contact us by email at admin@disabilitysnowsport.org.uk or by phone on 01479 861 272.