King’s Lynn Field Archers Vulnerable Adult and Children’s Policy Statement

The King’s Lynn Field Archers (KLFA) are committed to ensuring the protection of vulnerable adults through the development and implementation of effective policies and best practice.

The broad definition of a vulnerable adult is a person:

“Who is eighteen years of age or over, and who may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness, and who is or may be unable to take care of him/herself, or unable to protect him/herself against significant harm or exploitation.” (‘Who Decides’:1997, Lord Chancellor’s department.)

All children and vulnerable adults will be escorted while attending the KLFA by their appropriate guardian or carer who will be responsible for their safety and protection. Each child or vulnerable adult will be accompanied on a 1:1 basis by their appropriate carer who will be termed “Shoot Guardian” having first been apprised of their responsibilities.

The National Field Archery Society guidelines for general shooting safety will be applied to all shooters and guardians.

A parent/guardian consent form is to be completed prior to shooting.

C D Bonfield, Secretary, 24th May 2012.