Child Protection Policy

AiM Sports Academy is committed to ensuring that those working with children and vunerable adults adopt best practice to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the participants and staff. -The club will endeavour to promote the highest standards of care for all members, staff and officials by: - The appointment of a Child Protection Officer to whom grievances or complaints can be made confidentially. - Ensuring that staff are suitably trained in Child Protection and Health, Safety and Welfare issues. - Ensuring that coaches and officials have been screened to confirm their suitability to work with children. Where appropriate this will include Criminal Record Bureau disclosure. - Ensuring that best coaching practice guidelines are followed at all times. - Ensuring that a minimum of two responsible adults are present at all training sessions or events and will remain until the last child has been collected from the venue. - Having a zero tolerance level or poor practice, bullying or any potential form of abuse. DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT BELOW

AiM Main Rules

Be on time - We understand how parenting can sometimes feel like a bit of a balancing act, so we kindly ask all our parents to try their best to arrive 5 minutes before their child’s class begins. Language - We want to make sure our clubs are family friendly, so we ask all our parents to be mindful of the language they use whilst in the club. Don’t distract - Try your best not to distract any child before they perform a move. We want to keep all children safe whilst they are training, so it’s important they have time to focus on learning and have fun mastering new “superhero flying tricks”. Keep us in the loop - We want your child to get the most out of their tailored gymnastics or ninja classes. So, we ask all our members to keep us in the loop with any changes. If your child is going to miss their class due to illness, injury or holiday let us know. Encourage - Not only do we want to create great gymnasts and ninjas, we also want to create great s portsmanship. We ask all members to set a good example by encouraging not only their own child but others too. Stay safe - We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all our members. So, members are encouraged to be open and share any concerns or complaints that they may have with the Club Manager directly. Please note it is also the parent’s responsibility to ensure that their child safely enters and leaves the gym floor before and after their session.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Children Policy

Policy statement AiM Sports Academy has a duty of care to safeguard all children and young people involved in Gymnastics related activities from harm. All children have a right to protection, and the needs of disabled children and others who may be particularly vulnerable must be considered. AiM Sports Academy will promote the safety and protection of all children involved in gymnastics activities through adherence to the Child Protection guidelines.