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The QFit Gym CIC has a duty of care to safeguard all adults and children involved in any activity we provide on site and at any third party location.

Everyone has the right to protection, and the needs of disabled children and others who may be particularly vulnerable must be taken into account. We ensure that all volunteers who come into contact with children comply with the DBS certification scheme.

A child is defined as under l8years (Children Act 1989) 

Reporting concerns

Please contact our welfare officer, David Lattimer (0191) 2500 166 or email All concerns will be dealth with in strict confidence, acknowledged within 24hours and followed through to conclusion where appropriate.  You may also report any concerns direct with North Tyneside Safeguarding Children’s Board direct here

The aim of the Child Protection Policy is to promote good practice

  • Providing access to an associated network of support
  • Providing children and young people with appropriate safety and protection at all times
    Allow all staff and / or volunteers to make an informed and confident response to specific child protection issues.

The Code of Conduct

  • Respect the dignity and spirit of all members, including children and young adults.
  • Treat all members fairly.
  • Encourage a supportive and positive environment to promote healthy competition, skill development, fun and achievement.
  • Avoid contact or conduct that may be interpreted or defined as inappropriate.
  • Do not take part in or tolerate behaviour that frightens, embarrasses or demoralises a child or that negatively affects their self esteem.
  • Do not tolerate acts of aggression.
  • Work towards eliminating harassment and abuse from sports environments.
  • Be prepared to intervene if a child or young person under 18 is being abused or neglected.
  • Adherence to The Club policies and procedures.


Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. We all have a responsibility to safeguard children, 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.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

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