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Safeguarding Policy

Ruby Cheer and Fitness acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and governing body requirements.


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 cheerleading and dance with Ruby Cheer and Fitness in a safe and child centred environment

  • are protected from abuse whilst participating in cheerleading and dance classes by Ruby Cheer and Fitness or outside of the activity.

Ruby Cheer and Fitness acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people 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.  


As part of our safeguarding policy Ruby Cheer and Fitness will:

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

  • 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 appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/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

  • prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals

  • recording and storing information professionally and securely.

The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Ruby Cheer and Fitness. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the organisation.




The policy will be reviewed a year after development and then every year , or in the following circumstances:

  • changes in legislation and/or government guidance

  • as required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board, UK Sport and/or Home Country Sports Councils.

  • as a result of any other significant change or event.



In an event of a safeguarding issue/event Ruby Cheer and Fitness will report to the DSL of the school of which the cheerleading/dance class is taking place.


Child Safety

Ruby Cheer and Fitness will make sure that the area that is used for activities is fit for the purpose, e.g. remove furniture, which could cause injury in energetic games.


Make sure that all coaches and assistants know:


  • Where the first aid kit is


  • Who is responsible for first aid and how to record accidents or injuries in the incident book


  • What to do in the event of a fire or other emergency


Ruby Cheer and Fitness will not let children to go home without an adult unless the parent has specifically said they may do so. A child is not to go with another adult unless the parent has informed us that this will happen.



(Last reviewed Sept 2022)

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