BWY Safeguarding ProceduresBWY teachers will provide a duty of care to protect young and vulnerable students from abuse. To this end we have produced a number of procedures BWY Teachers are required to follow when teaching young or vulnerable students; specific procedures will depend upon the teaching circumstances. To view these procedures please click on the Teacher's Resources and Insurance link.
Contact Helen Smith, the BWY Equity & Welfare Manager, on the e-mail address or telephone number below, who can assist and advise you on all procedures.
Child ProtectionIf, as a BWY teacher, you are working with young people under 18 years of age, you need to be familiar with the BWY Child Protection Policy. Please click here to view full document.
British Wheel of Yoga teachers accept that all children and young people have the following basic rights:
- to be valued as a person
- to be treated with dignity and respect
- to be cared for as a young person
- to be kept safe
If you are teaching private dedicated classes to children you need to complete a full paperwork application to the BWY, in other instances you may only need to apply to the Criminal Records Bureau for an Enhanced Disclosure certificate. All teachers with under 18s in their classes should keep their Safeguarding Training updated every three years.
The factsheets on this page and in the Teachers' Resources page are designed to give you as much information as possible about what the Child Protection policy means for BWY teachers. If in doubt, please contact the Equity & Welfare Manager.
If you wish to contact someone about Child Protection:
- BWY National CP Officer is:
Tel: 01268 775750
- To contact your regional CP Officer (who is also your Regional Officer) refer to your Region's website or your Regional Newsletter
- If you are a child, or have concerns about a child's safety, you can ring the NSPCC's 24-hour helpline:
0808 800 5000
0808 096 7719
0808 100 2524
0800 056 0686 (for hearing impaired)
- or contact the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU)
3 Gilmour Close, Beaumont Leys, Leicester, LE4 1EZ
0116 235 7278
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