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At EMD UK, we want all children and young people to have a positive, safe and enjoyable experience when taking part in group exercise. We also strive to ensure that all staff, teachers and volunteers are clear on what is expected of them when engaging with young people and that best practice is central to all group exercise activities.

Our priority is to ensure that the delivery of all group exercise activities is done in a safe and protective manner that promotes the welfare of all children and young people and protects them from harm.

Safeguarding in group exercise must have three key elements:

  1. The creation of a culture/environment in which children are valued and their right to be safe is upheld
  2. The management of risk to minimise circumstances where children involved in activities may suffer harm
  3. Working together with other organisations that have a responsibility to safeguard and protect children.

Policy and procedures

The EMD UK Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy was formally reviewed in 2016. If you any feedback on the policy or would like to request a hard copy, please get in touch with our safeguarding team.

Instructors, volunteers and organisations

Whether you are a teacher yourself, volunteer or run an organisation that offers group exercise or dance classes to children and young people, here you will find up-to-date guidance, advice and resources with regards to the many elements of safeguarding and protecting children.

Young people’s portal

Young exercisers, movers and dancers! We’re handing this section of our website over to you…it’s yours! Get lots of info and resources to help keep you happy during your sessions.

Parents and guardians

We want to ensure you, as a parent, have confidence in the safety of the environment the teacher creates for your child or young person. To help you feel more at ease, we have sourced and created various guidance documents available here.