Safeguarding policy

Spillard Karate acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

We are committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and requirements of Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) Chapter 2 and the Standards for Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport (2001) Standard 9.

The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background.

Spillard Karate wants  to ensure all children:

have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport at Spillard Karate in a safe and child centred environment
are protected from abuse whilst participating in club activities or outside of the activity while in the care of our instructors
Spillard Karate acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.

As part of our safeguarding policy Spillard Karate will:
  • promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people
  • ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concernensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored
  • prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals
  • ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation

The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Spillard Karate. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the organisation.

Monitoring

The policy will be reviewed a year after development and then every three years, or in the following circumstances:
  • changes in legislation and/or government guidance
  • as required by the Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) Chapter 2 and the Standards for Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport (2001) Standard 9
  • as a result of any other significant change or event

Spillard Karate child protection officer: Dr Gail Davies

Bracknell

Sundays:
Bracknell Sports & Leisure Centre
11.00am - 12.00pm

Thursdays:
Whitegrove Primary School
5.00pm - 6.00pm

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Cheam

Cheam High School, Chatsworth Road,
Cheam

Saturdays:
4.00pm - 5.00pm

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Hammersmith

Flora Gardens Primary School,
Hammersmith

Wednesdays:
5.00pm - 6.00pm

Saturdays:
11.00am - 12.00pm

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Kew & Richmond

St. Luke's Church,
30 The Avenue, Richmond TW9 2AJ

Tuesdays:
5.30pm - 6.30pm

Saturdays:
10.30am - 11.30am

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Kingston

Swinnerton Hall, Gibbon Road,
Kingston 

Tuesdays:
4.30pm - 5.30pm

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Tolworth

Tolworth Recreation Centre,
Fuller’s Way North

Thursdays:
5.30pm - 6.30pm

Sundays:
4.00pm - 5.00pm

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