Troggs Surf School are dedicated to ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We have a moral and legal responsibility to deliver services with the upmost care by responding appropriately to concerning observations or allegations we notice or are brought to staff attention.
Troggs surf school abides by the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and is committed to safeguarding practice that reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice requirements.
- We recognise the welfare of children is paramount in all the work we do and in all the decisions we take
- All children, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation has an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse
- Some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues
- Working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.
Surf instructors helping students change into wetsuits presents a risk of inappropriate touching customers or misinterpretation. We encourage all students to arrive already in their swimwear for easy changing. If a student needs assistance parents or guardians are encouraged to help their child. Instructors will only assist students in public view in the presence of a parent or guardian.
The purpose of this policy is to identify our key safeguarding risks relevant to the working practices unique to Troggs Surf School. We recognise there are many aspects to safeguarding, implementing and embedding this policy enables us to manage our key risks. It will also increase our collective awareness to identify and respond appropriately to incidents or concerns this policy has not recorded.