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Safeguarding Policy


We at Freebirdies acknowledge the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and are committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice. The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children:

  • Have a positive and enjoyable experience of our activities at Freebird Studio in a safe and child centred environment.

  • Are protected from abuse whilst participating in our classes, or outside of the activity.

  • We acknowledge that some children, including disabled children 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.


Our Policy

What we’ll do as part of our safeguarding policy

we will:

  • promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

  • value, listen to and respect children.

  • ensure safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.

  • adopt safeguarding best practice through our policies, procedures, and code of conduct for instructors and assistants.

  • 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 young people.

  • ensure all instructors and assistants of Freebirdies are aware of policies, procedures and behaviour codes and follow them confidently and competently.

  • ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents or 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.

  • record and store information securely, in line with data protection legislation and guidance.

  • ensure all instructors have dbs/ disclosure Scotland checks.

  • ensure the safeguarding policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Freebirdies classes. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal or exclusion from classes.


This policy will be monitored yearly, or more often as appropriate.

This policy was last reviewed on 1.7.23

Signed Jenny Smith

Contact: 07776392809

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