A policy statement makes it clear to staff, parents and children what you and your organisation will do to keep children safe.
This sample safeguarding policy statement can be used as a template, but will need amendments to suit your organisation’s needs. For example:
Our organisation acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and [insert name of regulatory body] requirements.Download the sample policy statement (PDF)
Our guide to putting safeguards in place includes everything you should consider when developing your safeguarding policy for children and young people taking part in sport.