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It is our strongest belief that all people have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of age, ability or disability, sex, race, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital or gender status. Safeguarding and welfare is, and must always be, the overriding consideration. The aim of this Kangoo Club Southend Safeguarding Policy is to safeguard the significant number of children and vulnerable adults who interact with us and to demonstrate best practice in the area of safeguarding. In all that we do, we positively reflect and promote the Kangoo Club Southend Values (Work-rate, Discipline, Honesty and Humility) regarding safeguarding to ensure everyone feels safe in our activities. All allegations of abuse or poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately. DOING NOTHING IS NOT AN OPTION, it is all of our responsibility to act. Kangoo Club Southend is committed to providing the best possible experience for all children and vulnerable adults participating in our Kangoo Jumps Fitness Programs and other activities we may provide and/or organise, and ensuring that they feel safe and are protected from any form of harm, discrimination or exploitation. Within this policy, you will find all details of our standards, expectations, policy and reporting processes.

 

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is what we do to promote the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and protect them from harm. Safeguarding means that we are all:

  • Protecting people from abuse and maltreatment

  • Preventing harm to people’s health or development

  • Ensuring people have safe and effective care

  • Taking action to enable all children/vulnerable adults have the best outcomes

 

What is Abuse?

Abuse is when a child /vulnerable adult is intentionally harmed by an adult or another child. It could be over a period of time or a one-off action. It can be physical, sexual and/or emotional.  A lack of love, care and attention can also be seen as neglect.

 

Why do I need to know this?
Everyone working or volunteering in sport could be seen by a child/vulner
able person as a trusted adult and so it is essential to have a basic understanding of what safeguarding and protecting means. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. 

 

What do I do if I have a concern?

 

  • Communications

     

    • The KCS have a specific code of conduct for staff, instructors and volunteers which relates to contacting children and vulnerable adults. Instructors and volunteers should abide by this guidance. Staff, volunteers, and instructors should never communicate with children or vulnerable adults through their personal social media accounts, phones, or email addresses. Instead, they should contact their parent, guardian or carer through their official work email or phone. 

 

Our Mental Health First Aiders are 

  • Agnese Bluma

 

Other resources that you might find helpful:

Action on Elder Abuse

A national organisation based in London. It aims to prevent the abuse of older people by raising awareness, encouraging education, promoting research and collecting and disseminating information.

Tel: 020 8765 7000
Email: enquiries@elderabuse.org.uk
www.elderabuse.org.uk

 

Ann Craft Trust 

A national organisation providing information and advice about adult safeguarding. The Ann Craft Trust has a specialist Safeguarding Adults in Sport and Activity team to support the sector

Tel: 0115 951 5400

Email: Ann-Craft-Trust@nottingham.ac.uk

www.anncrafttrust.org

 

Men’s Advice Line

For male domestic abuse survivors

Tel: 0808 801 0327

 

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
Tel: 0800 999 5428

 

National 24Hour Freephone Domestic Abuse Helplines

England - Tel: 0808 2000 247, www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Contact-us

Northern Ireland - Tel: 0808 802 1414, www.dsahelpline.org, Twitter: www.twitter.com/dsahelpline, Facebook: www.facebook.com/dsahelpline

Scotland - Tel: 0800 027 1234, Email: helpline@sdafmh.org.uk, Web chat: sdafmh.org.uk

Wales - Llinell Gymorth Byw HebOfn/ Live free from fear helpline, Tel: 0808 8010 800, Type Talk: 18001 0808 801 0800, Text: 078600 77 333

 

Rape Crisis Federation of England and Wales 

Rape Crisis was launched in 1996 and exists to provide a range of facilities and resources to enable the continuance and development of Rape Crisis Groups throughout Wales and England. Email: info@rapecrisis.co.ukwww.rapecrisis.co.uk

 

Respond 

Respond provides a range of services to victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse who have learning disabilities, and training and support to those working with them. 

Tel: 020 7383 0700 or  0808 808 0700 (Helpline). Email: services@respond.org.ukwww.respond.org.uk 

 

Stop Hate Crime

Works to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individual’s identity. Stop Hate UK provides independent, confidential and accessible reporting and support for victims, witnesses and third parties. 24 hours service:

Telephone: 0800 138 1625

Web Chat: www.stophateuk.org/talk-to-us/

E mail: talk@stophateuk.org

Text: 07717 989 025
Text relay: 18001 0800 138 1625
By post: PO Box 851, Leeds LS1 9QS

 

Susy Lamplugh Trust 

The Trust is a leading authority on personal safety. Its role is to minimise the damage caused to individuals and to society by aggression in all its forms – physical, verbal and psychological. 

Tel: 020 83921839 
Fax: 020 8392 1830 
Email: info@suzylamplugh.org 
www.suzylamplugh.org 

 

Victim Support 

Provides practical advice and help, emotional support and reassurance to those who have suffered the effects of a crime.  

Tel: 0808 168 9111 

www.victimsupport.com 

 

Women’s Aid Federation of England and Wales

Women’s Aid is a national domestic violence charity. It also runs a domestic violence online help service. 

www.womensaid.org.uk/information-support

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