Sport A Kenton

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Policy Statement

Sport@Kenton at Kenton School is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people by taking all reasonable steps to protect them from neglect, physical, sexual or emotional harm.

All staff will at all times show respect and understanding for the rights, safety and welfare of all children and young people with whom the organisation comes into contact, and conduct themselves in a way that reflects our principles. All Sport@Kenton staff have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. This also applies to third party delivery agents who we may at times employ or also use our facilities. All of these groups should be familiar with our procedures and they are expected to comply with them and have a duty to report any child protection or welfare concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead at Kenton School. In line with our company values we will treat children with respect and celebrate children’s achievements.

Policy Objectives In support of this policy we will:

• Ensure that all staff are recruited according to current safer recruitment guidelines and receive training and supervision appropriate to their roles.

• Communicate to parents, children, our staff and others what our expectations are of their behaviour, and what they can expect in return.

• Provide information to parents, party leaders, children and our own staff to allow them to raise concerns or complaints about anything they may not be happy with.

• Maintain contacts with statutory child protection agencies to allow close liaison and joint working to the best possible standards.

• Ensure arrangements are in place to maintain the health and well-being of young people.

• Assess all risks that children may encounter and manage these accordingly, including risks relating to e-safety and radicalisation.

• All Relevant Risk Assessments are in place and are reviewed annually.

• Take a proactive approach to safeguarding which constantly reviews our practice and responds to issues promptly and competently.

Our policy applies to everyone and ensures that all children and young people have the same protection regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity.

The school must take appropriate measures to ensure that the Hirer is responsible for ensuring adequate supervision and preservation of good order for the full duration of the letting and until the premises are vacated, also the prevention of overcrowding and keeping clear all gangways, passages and exits.

Sport@Kenton takes it very seriously if a member of staff is treated in an abusive or violent way.

All of our staff aim to be polite, helpful and sensitive to all users. Aggressive behaviour, be it violent or abusive, will not be tolerated and will result in you being asked to leave the premises. If you refused to leave then the police would be contacted.

In order for sport@kenton to maintain good relations with the public, we would like to ask that you read and take note of the occasional types of behaviour that would be found unacceptable:

  • Using bad language or swearing at staff
  • Any physical violence towards a member of staff
  • Verbal abuse towards the staff in any form including verbally insulting the staff
  • Racial abuse and sexual harassment will not be tolerated
  • Persistent or unrealistic demands that causes stress to staff will not be accepted
  • Causing damage/stealing from the centre, staff or users

We ask you to treat our staff courteously at all times

This policy is subject to review on an annual basis, or sooner if changes to the company’s circumstances or the legislative environment necessitate an earlier revision. If no change of policy is required, it is valid for two years from the date of authorisation.

The annual review will be organised by the Policy Owner and take the form of a meeting with the Health and Safety Officer and copies will be sent to the vice principle.

This policy has been written to ensure our safeguarding arrangements comply with statutory requirements and current good practice, and pays particular regard to all the latest legislation and safeguarding requirements.