Key Policies

Summary of Key Policies operating at the Centre

If you require further information or clarification on any of these policies or guidelines, please contact Trish Thompson, Centre Manager.

Protecting Vulnerable People – Children and Vulnerable Adults

McLaren Community Leisure Centre aim to ensure that any vulnerable people, whether children, young people or vulnerable adults, are protected and kept safe from harm while they are with Centre staff or other customers when in our premises.  In order to achieve this, the Centre operates a high standard of recruitment and supervision to ensure that our staff are carefully selected, screened, trained and supervised.

Successful applicants go through the enhanced Disclosure Scotland process, the results of which are assessed prior to a final job offer being made.

The staff induction process includes training in health and safety, customer care, identifying and reporting abuse, and confidentiality.

Staff involved with recruitment, training and supervision receive appropriate training and support to ensure implementation of this policy.

All members of staff have a responsibility to protect service users from all forms of abuse and to provide a safe and secure environment.

Swimming Pool Use by Young Children

McLaren Community Leisure Centre has adopted the national policy guideline, recommended by the Chartered Institute of Sport and Recreation Management.

This policy states that all children under the age of eight (8) years, should be accompanied into the water of the swimming pool by a responsible adult over the age of 16.

The recommendation further states that the supervising adult should supervise no more than 2 children between the ages of 4 to 8, and for children under 4 years supervision should be on a 1 to 1 basis.

We understand that the implementation of this standard may inconvenience some parents or guardians.  However, we see child safety to be of the highest importance.

Policy on Photographic Images

Unless written permission has been received from the Centre Manager, the use of any image capturing system is prohibited within McLaren Community Leisure Centre.

For the avoidance of doubt, image capturing system includes any photographic medium (film or digital), video and mobile phones.

Environmental Policy

Protection of the environment in which we live and operate is part of McLaren Leisure Centre values and principles. Care for the environment is one of our key responsibilities and an important part of the way in which we do business.

We are committed to:

  • Complying with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and approved codes of practice;
  • Protecting the environment by striving to prevent or minimise our contribution to pollution of land, air, and water;
  • Seeking to keep wastage to a minimum and maximise the efficient use of materials and resources;
  • Managing and disposing of all waste in a responsible manner;
  • Providing training for our staff so that we all work in accordance with this policy and within an environmentally aware culture,
  • Regularly communicating our environmental performance to our employees and other significant stakeholders;
  • Developing our management processes to ensure that environmental factors are considered during planning and implementation;
  • Monitoring and continuously improving our environmental performance.

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