Your Leisure Safeguarding Policy Statement

Your Leisure Kent Ltd is committed to providing a safe and secure environment and to protect children, young people, adults at risk and employees from harm.

We recognise that:

The welfare of the child/young person/adult at risk is paramount.

  • All children and adults at risk regardless of age, disability, gender, religious belief, racial heritage, sexual orientation, or identity have the right to equal protection from all types of harm and abuse.
  • Actions taken by Your Leisure will be consistent with the principles of safeguarding ensuring that any action taken is prompt, proportionate and that it includes and respects the voice of the child or adult concerned.
  • Your Leisure acknowledges that safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility and is committed to prevent abuse and neglect through safeguarding the welfare of all children and adults involved.

We will seek to safeguard children, young people, and adults at risk by:

  • Valuing them, listening to them, and respecting them.
  • Recruiting employees and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made.
  • Ensuring all relevant Management Committee/Board members, all employees, and volunteers understand their role and responsibility for safeguarding and have completed, and are up to date, with safeguarding training and learning opportunities appropriate for their role, in order to recognise and respond to safeguarding concerns.
  • Implementing our organisations policies and safeguards relating to the use of photography, communication, and IT (Including social media).
  • Adopting safeguarding guidelines through procedures and codes of conduct for employees and volunteers.
  • Ensuring appropriate action is taken in the event of an incident or concern of abuse and that support is provided to individuals who raise or disclose the concern.
  • Ensure that confidential, detailed, and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored in line with Data Protection (GDPR) Policy.
  • Sharing information about concerns with agencies who need to know (including the Police, Disclosure and Barring Service and Local Authorities) and where appropriate, involving children, adults at risk, parents, and carers.

We are committed to reviewing current policy and practices no less than on a two-year basis and whenever there are changes in relevant legislation and/or government guidance as required and/or as a result of any other significant change or event.