Sansum Martial Arts acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidelines and complies with best practice and Scottish Karate Governing Body requirements.
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 re-assignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children:
- Have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport at Sansum Martial Arts in a safe and child centred environment
- Are protected from abuse whilst participating in the activity provided by Sansum Martial Arts or outside the activity
Sansum Martial Arts 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 out our safeguarding policy Sansum Martial Arts 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 individuals who raise or disclose the concern
- Ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records or all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored
- Prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individual
- Ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation
The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Sansum Martial Arts. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately results 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 local safeguarding children board, ULK Sports and/or Home Country Sports Council
- As a result of any other significant change or event