Club INformation & Resources
Our Statement of Care
Aldershot Snowsports for the Disabled accepts that all children and young people have the following basic rights:
- to be valued as a person
- to be treated with dignity and respect
- to be cared for as a young person
- to be kept safe
Aldershot Snowsports for the Disabled will provide training for staff, to ensure each young person feels safe and cared for, is valued, and is treated with dignity and respect.
Aldershot Snowsports for the Disabled will provide a duty of care to help protect each young person from abuse.
ASD’s Club Welfare officer is: Judith Hillary
Aldershot Snowsports for the Disabled is an affiliated member of Snowsport England and follows Snowsport England’s Child Protection Policy, SnowSafe.
For best practice and guidance documents please visit the Snowsport England https://www.snowsportengland.org.uk/safeguarding/ where further information for parents, athletes and coaches can be found.
Snowsport England’s Safeguarding Lead is: Anthony Shaw
Tel: 01509 232323
We have provided links below to additional resources and organisations which you may find useful.
- Active Nation Aldershot – all our sessions are held at the Aldershot Ski Slope, to find out more about what else is on offer at the slope click here
- Special Olympics Surrey offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to develop physical fitness, learn new skills, make new friends, have fun and take part in competitive sport. A number of Special Olympics Surrey members also ski with us at ASD and compete in Special Olympics GB events
- ASD is affiliated to Snowsport England If you would like to know more about what that means for us as a club please follow the link to their website
- Disability Skiing Wales has a comprehensive downloadable manual (written with help from a number of ASD instructors) that covers different disabilities as well as pocket guides to using equipment such as Bi-Skis, KartSkis etc
- The Ski 2 Freedom Foundation is a registered charity that was created in 2007. It provides information on snow-sport and mountain activities globally, meeting the specific needs and requirements, of young people and adults whose lives are affected by physical, sensory, mental disability and special needs.
- The English Federation of Disability Sport www.efds.co.uk
- Air travel with a disability – https://www.disabled-world.com/travel/airlines/
- French Ski School Recommendation, Megeve – Contact: www.bassmegeve.com email: UK Tel: 00 44 8454681003 France Tel: 00 33 620979789 (Winter
- Dot Sign Language is a BSL training company run by one of our regular skiers. The company is currently working on a DVD to help ASD members with skiing related signs. More information on this project is available on their website
- The Meath Epilepsy Trust www.meath.org.uk