Safeguarding Children and Adults

Policy Statement

 

Peace Within Yoga Therapy acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice specified by the Staffordshire Safeguarding Board .

 

The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children and adults are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socio-economic background, all children and adults have a positive and enjoyable experience of participation at Peace Within Yoga Therapy in a safe environment and are protected from abuse within and outside of Peace Within Yoga Therapy activities.

Peace Within Yoga Therapy acknowledges that some children and adults, including disabled 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 of our safeguarding policy Peace Within Yoga Therapy will:

  • promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and adults

  • 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 adults

  • ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern

  • ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR.

  • prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals

  • ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.

 

Monitoring 

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 the Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board,

  • as a result of any other significant change or event.