Safe-Guarding policy

The purpose of this policy statement is: 

  • to protect children and young people who come to AE Dance + Fitness classes

  • to provide staff and volunteers, as well as children and young people and their families, with the overarching principles that guide our approach to child protection. 

This policy applies to anyone working on behalf of AE Dance & Fitness. 

Legal framework:

This policy has been drawn up on the basis of legislation, policy and guidance that seeks to protect children in England. A summary of the key legislation is available from nspcc.org.uk/learning.

We believe that: 

  • Children and young people should never experience abuse of any kind 

  • We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them. 

We recognise that: 

  • the welfare of children is paramount in all the work we do and in all the decisions we take all children, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse 

  • some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues 

  • working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare. 

We will seek to keep children and young people safe by: 

  • valuing, listening to and respecting them 

  • appointing a nominated child protection lead for children and young people  

  • adopting child protection and safeguarding best practice through our policies, procedures and code of conduct for staff and volunteers 

  • developing and implementing an effective online safety policy 

  • providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support, training and quality assurance measures so that all staff and volunteers know about and follow our policies, procedures and behaviour codes confidently and competently 

  • recruiting and selecting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made

  • using our safeguarding and child protection procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies who need to know, and involving children, young people, parents, families and carers appropriately 

  • ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment for our children, young people, staff and volunteers, by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance 

  • building a safeguarding culture where staff and volunteers, children, young people and their families, treat each other with respect and are comfortable about sharing concerns. 

Contact details 

Nominated child protection lead: Angharad Edwards (hello@aedancefitness.com