Safeguarding Policy

CHAMPS Academy and CHAMPS Franchise Coaches are committed to maintaining and promoting excellent practice in the CHAMPS Academy: Kids Confidence, Life Skills and Mental Well-being Coaching and Services.

CHAMPS Franchise Coaches adhere to the elements, principles and CHAMPS Coach Development to continually promote best practices as per  ongoing training and support and the safeguarding of clients (children/teens).

The CHAMPS Coach Charter (Code of Ethics) sets the expectation of best practice in the CHAMPS: Kids Confidence, Life Skills and Mental Well-being Coaching and Services to provide appropriate guidelines, accountability and quality standards of conduct for all Franchisees.

1: Personal 1:1 Coaching

A: Accurately and honestly represent yourself as a professional CHAMPS Academy Coach.

B: All Coaching is confidential and not to be shared with any third party. Where the coaching is between the CHAMPS Franchise Coach and an older child (teenager/young adult) the coaching reminders and any follow up will be sent direct to their email (pre-agreed with parent), with a general update of progress provided to the parent by email. Where there may have been something specific shared that would be helpful and appropriate for the parent to know, you agree to gain your client’s (child/teen) agreement first before revealing the details.

C: Any records regarding clients, including electronic files and communications, are stored, and disposed of, in a manner that promotes confidentiality, security and privacy.

D: Where a client’s (child/teen) situation may be outside the parameters of the CHAMPS Coaching system, through guidance from CHAMPS founder Annette Du Bois the most appropriate solution will be sought or where applicable referral to a professional in the appropriate field of expertise.

E: CHAMPS Franchise Coaches set and keep clear, appropriate and culturally sensitive boundaries relating to interactions, physical or otherwise, with clients.

F: Once the coaching has ended and continuation by a client (parent of child/teen) is not chosen (through 1:1, Confidence Club or Workshops) CHAMPS Franchise Coaches respect that decision and their professional responsibilities continue beyond the termination. These include:

  • Maintaining confidentiality of all information relating to clients.
  • Safe and secure maintenance/disposal of all related records and data.

2: Professional Conduct

A: CHAMPS Franchise Coaches behave in a way that at all times reflects positively upon, and enhances the reputation of them and of CHAMPS Academy.

B: Are respectful and non-bias towards all enquiries and clients on all grounds.

C: All communication is monitored (spoken, written and non-verbal), for inadvertent discrimination.

D: Adhere to the CHAMPS Safeguarding Policy and if any situation raises concern to immediately contact CHAMPS HQ for discussion and guidance.

3: Coach Commitment

A: Commit to continuous learning and development.

B: Develop coaching and presenting competence by participating in and using all materials and resources offered through CHAMPS Academy

C: Reflect regularly on personal performance and quality of coaching, learning and development.

D: To regularly evaluate the quality of coaching and performance through feedback from clients, Schools and CHAMPS HQ.

E: To commit to and promote the CHAMPS Mission.

CHAMPS SAFEGUARDING POLICY

CHAMPS Academy acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of young people and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice.

CHAMPS Safeguarding policy upholds the highest levels of welfare and interests of children /teenagers in coaching. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socio-economic background, all children/ teenagers…

  • Have a positive and enjoyable experience of coaching with CHAMPS Academy in a safe and appropriate environment.
  • Are protected from abuse whilst participating in CHAMPS Coaching (including 1:1, workshops, Confidence Club).
  • CHAMPS Academy acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.

As part of our safeguarding policy CHAMPS Academy will…

  • Promote and prioritise the safety and well-being of children and young people.
  • Ensure CHAMPS Franchisees understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding relating to children and young people.
  • Ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored.

The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in CHAMPS Academy. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and appropriate action taken.

Monitoring

The policy will be reviewed a year after development and then every three years, or in the following circumstances:

  • Changes in legislation and/or government guidance
  • As required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board
  • As a result of any other significant change or event.

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