Welfare of the Vulnerable

A person aged over 18 is considered to be an adult and young people below that age are considered to be vulnerable - with the need for special attention to their care. Some adults may also be vulnerable and we must consider their welfare as well. It could be a lady playing in a mens team, someone not well, someone suffering from a personal situation at home or a person who may be mentally vulnerable - even if they appear fit and physically strong.

The British Octopush Association has adopted the document 'Welfare of vulnerable people' as a guide to anyone involved with underwater hockey who thinks they may have been involved in an unacceptable incident.

The document describes what may be considered as unacceptable behaviour, how to recognise signs of abuse - not necessarily carried out during an underwater hockey session, who to report an incident to and the ongoing procedure to expect from such a report. It also gives advice to club members on how to avoid any situation which may be considered inappropriate. Individual clubs may use this document for their own club purposes filling in the contact details for their own responsible persons.

The BOA reccommend that everybody reads this document so you are all aware of its contents before you may need to resort to it.

For full details click BOA Document

Responsible Person Sarah Shelley

Email sarahshelley@me.com

Club news

  1. No session 17/02/18

    February 20, 2015 - 12:21pm

    This is because the U12 and U14 players are playing in the regionals at Newport. The U16 are playing in a tournament at the Life Centre.

  2. Drake Foundation Grant

    February 20, 2015 - 12:20pm

    Over £900 for new equipment!

  3. Regionals Competition on 24/01/15

    October 28, 2013 - 2:32pm

    The tournament will be held in Newport. We will try enter enough teams so that everyone who wants to play can play. We will try to arrange a minibus.

  4. Junior session on 08/11/14 Is cancelled due to the adults being at a national tournament.

    October 28, 2013 - 2:24pm

    Good luck to PUHC A in division 2 and PUHC B playing in division 4.

  5. Time Change to 1700 to 1900 in our new home the dive pool.

    October 2, 2013 - 9:57pm

    Following the decision made in the recent AGM we are moving to the dive pool from 1700 to 1900. However we are subject to some changes. Please check our Facebook group for exact details

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