Functional Movement Systems (UK) Ltd believes that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind and recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people by committing to a practice which protects them.
the welfare of the child or young person is paramount
all children or young people regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse
working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, teachers, coaches, carers and their agencies is essential in promoting these objectives.
Purpose of the policy:
to provide protection for the children and young people with whom we interact whilst delivering our service
to provide staff and volunteers with guidance on procedures they should adopt in the event that they suspect a child or young person may be experiencing, or be at risk of harm
This policy applies to all staff, including senior managers, volunteers, agency staff, students or anyone working on behalf of Functional Movement Systems (UK) Ltd.
We will seek to safeguard children and young people by:
valuing them, listening to and respecting them
adopting child protection guidelines through procedures and a code of conduct for staff and volunteers
recruiting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made
sharing information about child protection and good practice with children, parents, staff and volunteers
sharing information about concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents, teachers, coaches and children appropriately
providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training.
We are committed to reviewing our policy and best practice on an annual basis.