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Changes to the Juvenile Membership

Juvenile Membership (Persons Under the age of 16 years old)

The current provision which allowed, under rule 3, Juveniles under the age of 16 years to fish, at no cost, at all of our venues when accompanied by and supervised by a current Adult Member.

This no cost policy has sought to encourage Juveniles into our sport.

However, this raises a number of concerns regarding Safeguarding in our current arrangement:

1. The juvenile is not a member & we have no reference to his / her identity.

2. The juvenile – essentially- Is not a member & is not insured.

3. The Adult member could be a person who is just 16 years old themselves.

4. We have no opportunity to reference the relationship between the ‘Adult’ & Child’

Change – Rule 3 & Constitution – Juvenile Membership (Persons Under The age of 16 years):-

Membership shall be made available to persons below the age of 16 years on the explicit / unequivocal condition that when they visit any BPAS fishery they must be accompanied by, and, under the close supervision of a current adult member who is over the age of 18 years.

Annual juvenile membership will be offered at a subsidised cost of £1 per juvenile member.

Every Juvenile fishing our waters now needs to be registered via clubmate . 

Many Thanks

BPAS Committee