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Our Safeguarding Promise

Let’s Leap is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of children and young people. Safer recruitment is central to the way we work, and all staff are expected to share our commitment to safeguarding, always creating an environment where young people feel safe and can thrive.

Role of the Management Team

Let’s Leap operates with a dedicated manager at each camp location. Together, the management team is responsible for:

  • Overseeing arrangements to ensure the camp fulfills its duty of care towards children
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of policies for the safeguarding and protection of children in sports and multi-skills activities
  • Developing, maintaining, and reviewing other organizational policies and procedures contributing to safeguarding children, including those related to safer recruitment, complaints, and disciplinary procedures
  • Collaborating with external agencies on cases of serious poor practice or abuse
  • Implementing an organizational culture of listening to children as reflected in organizational plans and practice

Role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead

Let’s Leap’s designated safeguarding lead is Reece Elbourn, with Chris Kelly as the deputy safeguarding lead.

The designated safeguarding lead is responsible for:

  • Leading the development and establishment of Let’s Leap's approach to safeguarding children
  • Having lead responsibility for dealing with any concerns about the protection of children
  • Maintaining, developing, and reviewing policies and procedures to safeguard children in line with national guidance
  • Advising staff on the implementation of organizational policies and procedures
  • Advising on Let’s Leap safeguarding training needs and developing its training strategy
  • Supporting those working with children to respond appropriately to concerns about children’s welfare or safety
  • Effectively communicating with schools regarding specific concerns about a child
  • Coordinating the distribution of policy, procedures, and resources throughout Let’s Leap as appropriate
  • Directing individuals to sources of support during and following an incident, allegation of abuse, or complaint

Role of Staff

All staff working directly with children and young people are expected to:

  • Be aware of what is meant by safeguarding, protecting, and promoting the welfare of children and the different ways in which children and young people can be harmed
  • Be alert to potential indicators of abuse or neglect
  • Be alert to the risks which individual abusers or potential abusers may pose to children
  • Communicate effectively and develop working relationships with other staff, volunteers, children, and parents to safeguard, protect, and promote the welfare of children
  • Be aware of the roles of other practitioners and agencies in supporting and advising families and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Adhere to the relevant codes of conduct appropriate to their role

Contact Let’s Leap

If you have any questions or concerns relating to our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.