Child Welfare Policy
Torq takes child protection of every child and young person very seriously. The principles of child protection are that:
Must always be paramount consideration
All children and young people have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation
All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately
Working in partnership with other organisations, children and young people and their parents/carers is essential
We acknowledge that every child or young person who plays or participates in Torq's sessions should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from poor practice and abuse. Torq recognises that this is the responsibility of every adult involved in junior badminton development.
All of coaches who work for Torq with direct access to children and young people will be required to obtain a sex offender check from the Hong Kong Police as well as undergoing child protection and safety training. Torq has also appointed a qualified staff who has certification in child protection to be the first point of contact for all coaches regarding concerns for the welfare of any child or young person.