Revised MSA Child Safeguarding Policy published

05
May
2017

The MSA has launched a revised child safeguarding policy to help provide a safe and positive environment for all young people in motorsport.

All MSA-registered clubs are required to adopt the policy, which has been designed to be more user-friendly. There is a template policy document that clubs can use, plus a range of guidance documents on topics such as DBS checks.

The policy includes – but is not limited to – a requirement for all clubs to:

  • Appoint one or more Child Safeguarding Officer (CSO)
  • Inform the MSA Lead Safeguarding Officer of the CSO and maintain current personal contact details
  • Include child safeguarding matters at their management committees and keep records of all discussions
  • Provide support for the CSO and ensure they are included in club communications.

Rob Jones, MSA Chief Executive, said: “The welfare of young people in motorsport is paramount. The MSA Child Safeguarding Policy confirms that all children have the right to enjoy the sport safely, and aligns us with other national governing bodies by providing clear guidance for clubs on how to achieve this.”

The MSA Child Safeguarding Policy can be found in the Policies & Guidelines section of the Resource Centre.

Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb has launched the second running of the popular motorsport weekend, as entries open for the September 14/15 closed-road speed event based near Newquay in Cornwall. Read more

Lewis Hamilton has received the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy for an eighth time after ranking as the top Commonwealth driver in F1 last year. Read more

Seven-time Grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo visited round four of his kart race series at Whilton Mill last weekend and took the opportunity to announce with Motorsport UK CEO, Hugh Chambers, that for 2020 the series will partner with the sport’s g... Read more

Today Silverstone Circuits, the British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC) and Formula 1 announced that the British Grand Prix will remain at the venue until 2024. Read more

The MSA has issued outline guidance documents for event organisers wishing to run closed-road events under new legislation that commenced on 10 April. Read more

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has launched a tender process for the supply of tyres to the KZ2 and KZ UK kart classes from 2018. Read more

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is investigating today's incident during an F4 British Championship round at Donington Park, which left a competitor seriously injured. Read more

The MSA Club Development Fund has been rebranded as the MSA Motor Sport Development Fund, with clearer guidance and support for those looking to make applications. Read more