Teach Me Kung Fu Schools acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice.
The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless ofage, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children
- have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport at Teach Me Kung Fu Schools in a safe and child centred environment
- are protected from abuse whilst participating in martial arts or outside of the activity.
Teach Me Kung Fu Schools 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 Teach Me Kung Fu Schools 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 concern
- ensure 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 Teach Me Kung Fu Schools. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the organisation.
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 Local Safeguarding Children Board, UK Sport and/or Home Country Sports Councils.
- as a result of any other significant change or event.
Policies and Forms
- Teach Me Kung Fu Schools Safeguarding Children Policy V1.0 – June 2019
- Teach Me Kung Fu Schools Safeguarding Adults Policy V2.0 – June 2019
- Incident Reporting Form for Children V0
- Incident Reporting Form for Adults v0
- TMKFS Policy for Safe Practice V0.2
- Code of Conduct for Children and Young People
- Code of Conduct for Parents and Carers
- Photography & Filming Policy
- Photography and Filming Consent Form
Our designated Welfare Officer is Si-Fu Chris Saunders.
If you have any concerns around Safeguarding, you can contact Chris by email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call him on 07870 482126.
If you would rather contact someone outside of Teach Me Kung Fu Schools, you can contact the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) for West Sussex – Jenny Coker on 01403 229900 or email email@example.com.