At BWY we are committed to safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable groups; creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment for everyone involved in yoga.

We have worked with the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) and NSPCC to develop robust policy and procedures to safeguard children and young people.

We have worked with the Ann Craft Trust to develop policies and procedures to safeguard adults at risk.

We work closely with all our teaching members and statutory agencies to ensure that safeguarding vulnerable groups is prioritised.

Any allegation, suspicion of harm or concern is taken seriously and responded to swiftly, fairly and appropriately.

BWY’s Safeguarding policies set out the key principles as well as providing best practice guidance.

If you have a safeguarding concern in relation to a child or adult at risk:

Ring 999 if the person is in imminent danger


Ring your local authority Children’s or Adults’ Social Care Team (24 hours)


Alternatively, for concerns about a child, ring the NSPCC Child Protection Helpline (24 hours) 0808 800 5000


For advice and support:

  • You can contact the NSPCC Helpline by calling 0808 800 5000 (10am–8pm Monday to Friday)
    Or email [email protected] at any time for free, and you don’t have to say who you are.
  • Young people can receive support on any issue that is worrying them from Childline. Go to the website to chat online directly to a counsellor, send a secure email or get support from other young people. To speak to someone at Childline dial 0800 1111.
If you suspect that someone is being abused and they are in immediate danger you should ring the Police on 999.

For safeguarding enquiries regarding yoga teaching and practice contact: