Training children and young people can be an incredibly rewarding experience – but it also comes with a great deal of responsibility. As a Martial Arts trainer, children and young people will look up to you and it is your responsibility to keep those who are in your care safe from harm.
Safeguarding training is the perfect way to ensure that you and your instructors have the skills that they need in order to be able to protect children and young people. Let’s have a look at the top 5 benefits that safeguarding training can bring to your Martial Arts School!
Learn to identify who might be vulnerable
If you have never undergone any safeguarding training, it can be very difficult for you to distinguish which young people in your care may be at additional risk of mental or physical abuse or neglect. Safeguarding training gives a thorough overview of the different ways in which particular individuals might be vulnerable and allows you to identify who you may need to pay close attention to for any signs of abuse and/or neglect.
Recognising tell-tale signs of abuse and neglect
Moving directly on from learning about which young people are at an increased risk of being vulnerable, safeguarding training also covers the tell-tale signs of abuse and neglect, enabling your instructors to actively monitor the young people in your care by being consciously aware of their wellbeing.
Improve your team’s communication ability
Safeguarding training will give you and your team the language you need to discuss children’s welfare accurately and give you the ability to communicate with the children and young people in your care about their needs. Well-being lays at the core of safeguarding. Therefore, safeguarding training has a serious focus on the different ways in which staff can talk to children and young people about abuse and neglect.
Increase trust in your institution
Enforcing safeguarding training for all staff members shows to both parents and the rest of the outside world that your school takes best practice very seriously. Additionally, it can encourage better communication between staff and volunteers and parents, as parents will be able to ask staff members questions related to safeguarding, knowing that they’ve undergone a professional-level certification in the subject.
Enable staff to record and report abuse and neglect appropriately
As an educator, club or care provider, discovering that there’s been an incident or abuse and/or neglect among the children or young people in your care can be very distressing. Safeguarding training breaks down the appropriate courses of action to take, empowering your staff by giving them the skills and knowledge they need in order to appropriately report abuse and neglect.
As part of our commitment to Safeguarding, all NEST Clients are given access to training from Educare. This training forms part of comprehensive Safeguarding package offered by NEST Management so your Martial Arts school can be recognised by The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts.
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