Children at primary school or younger must be accompanied by an adult (over 18) during roller skating.
Children at secondary school in years 7-11 inclusive must bring a copy of our Permission Form, completed and signed by a parent or guardian. These are available from reception. Once this has been done, they may attend unaccompanied. Children who will start year 7 in September may attend during the summer holiday immediately before they start.
Children will be given a membership card which they need to show when they attend skating. Then the volunteers running the session know they have permission to be there unaccompanied. Replacement cards cost £1.
These permission forms will not be accessible in daytime public sessions, so your child will also need to complete an emergency contact form each time they attend.
Parents need to sign the declaration on the Permission Form:
- I understand that my child attends roller skating at his/her own risk
- If my child has any medical conditions, I agree that they are capable of managing them independently
- I agree to be available during the session on the above contact number, or to provide an alternative number if I will be elsewhere
- I understand that if my child has an accident I will be asked to pick him/her up and take them for treatment
- I understand that if my child is disruptive or is being a danger to other people, I will be contacted and asked to come and collect him/her
- I understand that my child is responsible for checking the skates they are given for hire and reporting any problems with them
- I understand that safety equipment (knee, elbow and wrist pads and helmets) is available and that my child is responsible for the decision about whether to wear it
- I have made arrangements for my child to leave promptly at the end of the session – either to be picked up or to make their own way home
- I understand that Penistone Leisure Centre might need to limit entry in some sessions if it becomes overcrowded and my child might not be able to get in. My child has a back-up plan to get home if this happens
I give permission for my child to attend any public skating session at Penistone Leisure Centre on production of their membership card. I agree that they are mature enough to attend unaccompanied.
There will be a lead volunteer in each public skating session. They will ensure that emergency contact information is obtained for any children in the session. We will try to ensure that the lead volunteer is DBS checked and that there is a qualified first aider in every session.
If a child has any concerns in a session they should talk to one of the volunteers running it.
Data protection – privacy statement:
The permission forms will be kept in a locked filing cabinet and will not be accessible during daytime public skating sessions. The data from the permission form might also be stored electronically on a password protected computer. During any session exclusively for this age group, such as Friday nights, there will be a member of staff or a volunteer with access to the permission forms. If a child does not attend for 6 months their form will be shredded and the electronic copy will also be removed.
The emergency contact form will be on a clipboard in reception for the duration of that public session. It will be placed in a locked box at the end of the public session and will be shredded by an administrator within the next week.
A list of children’s names and membership numbers will be available in reception for volunteers/staff to check at any time.
We will use the data on this form to check whether children are eligible to attend a session. We will use the emergency contact number to call parents/guardians in an emergency or if a child is disruptive or a danger to other people. We might also text if a session is cancelled at short notice. This data will not be used to send out general updates such as information about new sessions or holiday times at Penistone Leisure Centre. To get these you need to sign up to our newsletter.