BWY Safeguarding Procedures

Are you teaching Yoga to Children, Young People or Adults at risk?

The BWY is committed to setting and maintaining high standards of safeguarding and operates with  safeguarding policies and procedures in line with the current government guidelines. BWY Teachers are required to follow these procedures when teaching young or vulnerable students. See the Teacher's Resources and Insurance.

Safeguarding Children and Young People

BWY teachers working with young people (anyone under 18 years of age) should follow the BWY Safeguarding Children Policy here 

Safeguarding Adults at Risk

The definition of adults at risk (the previous term was vulnerable adults) is an adult who: 
  • is aged 18 years or more, and 
  • has needs for care and support (whether or not these are currently being met), 
  • is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect, and  
  • as a result of those needs is unable to protect himself or herself against the abuse or neglect or the risk of it.   

BWY teachers working adults at risk should follow the BWY Safeguarding Adults Policy here.  The related Policy Statement is here.    You should also ensure that you have updated your BWY Safeguarding Record. (Please make sure you are logged in.)

If you have any questions about safeguarding and teaching yoga to children, young people or adults at risk please do not hesitate to contact me. This can be a complex area and talking through a query or concern, however small, is the best thing to do. I am here to help! 

Rebecca Morris, Safeguarding and Diversity Manager, 

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