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Safeguarding Children in the Health and Fitness Industry

Safeguarding Children in the Health and Fitness Industry

All companies or businesses that come into contact with children should have safeguarding policies, however safeguarding children in the health & fitness industry isn’t greatly monitored, Fitbook aims to provide a way of improving this.

Regardless of each and every Childs background, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, sex, every child has the right to equal protection from any potential harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

At Fitbook we strongly believe that every child should also have the right to / and be encouraged to partake in physical exercise and sports. Many young children massively benefit from clubs and private tuition.

Parents will always have peace of mind that ALL of our members are DBS checked and thoroughly vetted prior to becoming a member on our website and the monitoring of safeguarding children in the health and fitness industry is tackled.

Child safety is one of the most important aspects of our company Ethos, many children are at risk of potential harm if the correct safeguarding measures aren’t taken when a child joins a sports club or takes on private tuition.

We aim to stamp this out completely as its something we are massively passionate about.

Your children can really benefit and learn by receiving coaching and tuition but it HAS to be completely safe. We aim to work closely with local councils and government organisations going forward to maximise our positive effect in this industry.

Also if you’re using our site and want a full breakdown of exactly which checks any member has undertaken you can always contact us, and we can pass on every piece of relevant information.

Are you seeking to improve your lifestyle but need a helping hand? Find a vetted health and fitness professional  in your area today brought to you by Fitbook.

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By Thomas Hackett