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The priority of Clubs: Ensuring the welfare and safety of every child

As a society, we have a responsibility to protect our children and ensure their safety. Children are the most vulnerable members of our community, and it is essential that we create a safe environment for them to grow and develop.  

It is up to us to take proactive steps to ensure that clear and comprehensive child safe policies are in place. Child safe policies are guidelines that gymnastics clubs can use to ensure that children are safe and protected from harm. These policies can cover a range of issues, including child protection, safety, and wellbeing. 

Child safe policies should be tailored to the specific needs of the organisation and its stakeholders. For example, clubs should have policies around child protection, code of conduct, wellbeing and safety. 

Ideally, Clubs can also have a designated child safety officer or team, responsible for ensuring that the policies are adhered to and that children are safe within the business. The child safety officer or team should be trained in child protection and should have clear reporting procedures in place for any concerns that arise. 

It is important for gymnastics clubs to communicate their child safe policies clearly to all stakeholders, including staff, volunteers, contractors, parents, and children. This can be done through training sessions, information sessions, and regular updates to the policies themselves. 

In addition to child safe policies, clubs can also create a culture of safety and respect for children. This can be done through promoting positive behaviours and attitudes towards children, creating a safe and inclusive environment, and providing opportunities for children to have a voice and be heard. 

As a society, we all have a role to play in protecting children and ensuring their safety. By creating clear and comprehensive child safe policies, recreational gymnastics clubs can take proactive steps to create a safer and more inclusive community for all children. 

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