Registered charity 290209
As an organisation that involves and teaches young people, we have a Child Protection Policy which is approved and monitored by the 'SAFEcic' organisation, of which we are members. We have a Child Protection Officer, and a deputy, who oversee the policy, liaise with SAFEcic, and is a point of contact for any concerns. A copy of the policy is available to view below, and our general risk assessment also, and all adult members and parents are required to confirm their understanding by signing a membership register. These documents are continuing to be reviewed and developed as necessary, at least annually.
We encourage parents to stay at practices, although children are welcome to be left. Adult members ensure that children are not left alone with any adult, and adult members who are involved in the tuition of youngsters are also DBS-checked. All Trustees are DBS-checked also.
Please contact our Child Protection Officer and/or Deputy Child Protection Officer should you have any concerns or need to discuss any issues relating to Child Protection. Both officers are professionals working with children and young people, and their training updates are regular.
In line with the "The Children (Performances and Activities) (England) Regulations 2014" we also have a number of licensed chaperones, approved and licensed by Suffolk County Council, who are Safeguard-trained, and First-Aid Qualified.