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Safeguard Policy

Introduction

As a national provider of leisure services, Everyone Active has a duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of everyone who uses our services and is committed to sustaining a safe organisational culture. This policy and the procedures have been developed to comply with that duty, relevant legislation, and guidance, and to respond effectively if concerns arise. Children and adults have contact with Everyone Active in different ways. For example, they attend our clubs, use our sports facilities, crèches and nursery, hire our venues and attend birthday parties. Whenever they come into contact with us, we want them to be safe and to enjoy their time. We are committed to the safeguarding of everyone who uses our services so they can develop and thrive in a safe environment. We work with people who use our services in a way that values and respects them and ensure that we listen to their views and concerns.

Everyone who works for or on behalf of Everyone Active has a duty to recognise safeguarding concerns. This includes concerns where there may be risk to children or adults from family members, members of the public, or from the behaviour of colleagues and others. This policy and procedure is also intended to safeguard everyone who works at Everyone Active and to preserve the good reputation of our organisation.

Scope

This policy and procedure applies to all those working for Everyone Active, whether paid or unpaid (both are referred to as colleagues throughout the policy and procedures). All of us should be aware of this policy and procedure and know what to do if there are any concerns about an individual. The policy and procedure will be made available at induction and is available on EQMS.

Equality & Diversity

The welfare of all of our service users is paramount. All children and adults, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation, identity, or any other difference, have a right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.

Document last updated: 1st May 2024