'Every Child Should Be Kept Safe'


Rucks of Fun Child Protection Policy


Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in this policy are defined as:


  • Protecting children from maltreatment.

  • Preventing the impairment of children's health or development.

  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.

  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.  


(Working together to Safeguard Children 2015)


To safeguard children and promote their welfare, Rucks of Fun will:


  • Create an environment to encourage children to develop a positive self-image.

  • Encourage children to develop a sense of independence and autonomy in a way that is appropriate to their age and stage of development.

  • Provide a safe and secure environment for all children.

  • Always listen to children.

  • Share information with agencies as appropriate.


At Rucks of Fun:  


  • The welfare of the children is paramount in all lessons.  

  • All activities and equipment will be safe and appropriate for the children's ages and stage of development.

  • Any accidents will be attended to and recorded in an Accident Book by Cheryl Booth (First Aid Awareness)

  • Parents are responsible for the health and safety of their child during Rucks of Fun classes.

  • All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs have the right to protection from abuse.

  • All staff with be DBS checked.

  • Staff will undertake child protection training when required.

  • Parental Consent must be given for photographs or digital recordings to be taken.

  • Parents', who wish to take photographs or digital recordings in lessons, must only post images of their own children on social media and not images that contain other children.


(Children's Act 1989)  (Children Act (2004)  

(Safeguarding Vulnerable groups Act 2006) 



All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately by reporting them immediately to Cheryl Booth who has a responsibility to report concerns to the appropriate people.  This may require a referral to Children's Services - Cheshire West and Chester Local Safeguarding Board and in emergencies, the police.


At Rucks of Fun parents are informed of this policy and procedures as appropriate.

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