As part of FARS, all Roller Skating Coaches at Red Rose Roller Skating Club have undergone FARS Child Protection Training and have a current CRB in place. All Coached have a licence under either FARS or NISA.

Coaches are:

  • Paula Callaghan Level 4 FARS
  • Mike Fish Level 4/5 NISA
  • Bill Carroll Level 2 FARS
  • Nikki Callaghan Level 2 FARS
  • All Coaches are fully insured

We have a Coach to Pupil ratio of less than 1:15.

Paula Callaghan was Child Protection Officer for FARS delivering training to other Coaches in 2010. PCA has undergone extensive training on Child protection and vulnerable adults. As a Secondary School Teacher – Head of Food Technology at Park High School, Colne. PCA has responsibility for SEN Children and has training on Equity. Additional course attended – Disability in sports run by Bolton Council as advised by FARS.

Routine policy and procedures followed as guided by FARS is taken from NSPCC guidelines. In addition information and knowledge from PCA teaching career is implemented.

Suspected abuse or accusations are always to be reported to Police or Social Services. Michelle Starnes or whoever is in the child protection position at FARS is copied in to keep records of Sporting Governing Body.

CPU seminars as delivered by ___ and attended by all FARS Coaches give guidelines to Coaches as to topics such as acceptable behaviour, anti-bullying, identifying paedophiles, use of Internet and being a Role Model how to avoid accusation. Children are encouraged to tell if they feel uncomfortable about any situation.

Mike Fish – Choreographer is fully trained by NISA (National Ica Skating Association) and has similar credentials.