Safeguarding Policy Statement
- The Company will carry out its responsibilities under all relevant legislation, regulations and formal guidance for the protection of children and adults at risk.
- The Company holds as one of its highest priorities the health, safety and welfare of all children and at risk adults involved in courses or activities which come under the responsibility of the Company.
- The Company and its staff have a collective and individual duty to ensure that its staff fulfils their responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults at risk, and to prevent child abuse and to report any abuse discovered or suspected.
- The Company will advise all parents/guardians/carers of learners under 18 of the existence of the Company’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, and the fact that this may require cases to be referred to the investigative agencies in the interests of the child.
- The Company will advise children and adults at risk who are students about the standards of behaviour and conduct they can expect from staff and volunteers and of what to do if they experience or suspect abuse.
- The Company will work with appropriate local agencies, and in particular Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards (LSCBs), to ensure that children are safeguarded through the effective operation of the Company’s safeguarding procedures.
- The Company recognises that any child and at risk adult can be subject to abuse and all allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and treated in accordance with the Company procedures.
- The Company recognises that it is the responsibility of all staff to act upon any concern no matter how small or trivial it may seem.
- The Company recognises its responsibility to implement, maintain and regularly review the procedures that are designed to prevent or notify suspected abuse.
- The Company requires all staff to follow the Safeguarding Code of Conduct, which is appended to this policy document, and will draw the attention of staff to this code of conduct and procedures in induction and relevant training.
- The Company is committed to supporting, resourcing and training those who work with, or who come into contact with, children and adults at risk and to providing appropriate supervision.
- The Company will prepare and implement an action plan to ensure that it fulfils its duties to protect children and adults at risk.
Designated Senior Person
- All schools, organisations and providers are required to have a designated member of staff, who is assigned to act upon child and at risk adults protection concerns. In the Company, this person is called the ‘Designated Senior Person’ (DSP) for safeguarding and he/she is responsible for co-ordinating action within the Company and liaising with other agencies. The Company’s current DSP for safeguarding is: Lee Cain (Managing Director)
For a full copy of the Company’s Safeguarding policy, please contact the DSP by writing to Health and Fitness Education, 7-8 Roundhouse Court, Barnes Wallis Way, Buckshaw Village, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 7JN.