Child Protection Policy

Cyber Security Challenge engages with children between the age of 16-18 through its competitions and other activities including our Face-to-Face, Masterclass and Cyber Camp events.

We also engage with Year 9 and over (13-17 year-olds) in Secondary Schools and other Youth organisations through our Schools Programme and 12-17 year olds through our CyberCenturion Programme.

The welfare of children is paramount to us, and we acknowledge that all children, regardless of their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/or sexual identity have the right to be protected from harm and abuse.  Cyber Security Challenge acknowledges it has a duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children we engage with and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practices reflect statutory responsibilities, guidance and best practice.

We want to ensure that all the children we engage with have a positive and enjoyable experience of our competitions and other activities, and that they are protected from harm and abuse whilst participating.  We are also fully committed to ensuring that the personal data of the children we engage with never falls into the wrong hands.

All suspicions and allegations of abuse and poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.