Tina Fitness provides a safe and fun dance experience, where the welfare of the child/young person is paramount. All children have the right of protection, the needs of disabled children and others who may be vulnerable will be taken into account. Tina Fitness will ensure the safety and protection of all children involved in Tina Fitness through the adherence to the child protection guidelines adopted by Tina Fitness.
The welfare of the child/young person is paramount - All children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief
Take time to explain dance techniques to ensure that participants have clearly understood
Consider the wellbeing and safety of participants before the development of performance
Insuring that any form of manual/physical support, is provided openly and safely. Young people and their parents/guardians will always be consulted and agreement gained.
Develop an appropriate working relationship with participants, based on mutual trust and respect
Keeping up to date with technical skills, qualifications and insurance including enhanced DBS checks
Involving parents/carers wherever possible (encouraging them to take responsibility for their children in changing rooms). If a group have to be supervised in the changing rooms, to ensure that parents, carers, teachers, are all in pairs.
Encourage all participants not to discriminate on the grounds of religious belief, race, gender, social asses or lack of ability
Not allow any rough or dangerous play, bullying, or the use of bad language or inappropriate behaviour
Never let any allegations of abuse of any kind go unchallenged or unrecorded if appropriate.
Teachers/volunteers have a right to:
Access ongoing training and information on all aspects of leading/managing activities for children/young people on safeguarding
Support in the reporting of suspected abuse
Access to professional support services
Fair and equitable treatment by the governing body
Be protected from abuse by children/young adults, other adult members and parents
Not to be left vulnerable when working with children and young people
Any misdemeanours and general misbehaviour will be dealt with immediately and reported verbally to the designated person. Persistent breach of the code will result in dismissal from dance.
Dismissals can be appealed by the teacher/volunteer with final decisions taken by the governing body.
Emergency Action/ First Aid
Teachers/volunteers and members should be prepared with an action plan in the event of an emergency and be aware of our First Aid Procedures.
This will include:
Access to First Aid Equipment
Telephone contact if the participant is a minor
Telephone contact to the Emergency Service