Platform Sports Coaching fully recognises our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in our care. This Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is one of a range of documents which set out the safeguarding responsibilities of the company. We wish to create a safe, welcoming, and vigilant environment for children where they feel valued and are respected.
We recognise that our organisation and schools may provide the only stability in the lives of children who have been abused or who are at risk of harm.
We are aware that the behaviour of a child in these circumstances may range from that which is perceived to be normal to aggressive or withdrawn.
We can play a significant part in the prevention of harm to our children by providing them with good lines of communication with trusted adults, supportive friends and an ethos of protection.
Wherever the word “staff” is used, it covers all PSC staff on site, including full time, part time or self-employed staff, It seeks to set out the principles and procedures we operate to protect children from harm. This policy provides information regarding our safeguarding responsibilities and details how these responsibilities should be carried out.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
(Schools Programme Lead)
Deputy Safeguarding officer (DSO)
Deputy Safeguarding officer (Sports DSO)
(Sports Programme Lead)
This policy aims to demonstrate to children, parents and other partners, PSC's commitment to safeguarding and child protection.
The welfare of children within our care is paramount. All children, regardless of age, gender, culture, language, race, ability, sexual identity or religion have equal rights to protection, safeguarding and opportunities.
We recognise that all adults working for PSC have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm and have an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a child is at risk of harm.
Our company is committed to providing an environment in which children and young people feel safe, secure, valued, and respected and which promotes their social, physical and moral development.
This policy is used in conjunction with staff training and continued professional development to:
Children and staff involved in child protection issues will receive appropriate support.