Parents and guardians play a key role in ensuring their children are safe when attending a group exercise or dance class. Whilst EMD UK have a great commitment to ensure quality and safety of all group exercise activities, we acknowledge that problems can arise that require action.

NEED TO REPORT A CONCERN? A list of contacts are provided here.

We want to ensure that 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 which are available to download below.

Useful Information and Advice


Speaking to Someone

Remember, the NSPCC are always available to chat over any concerns, worries and questions parents and guardians have over the safety of their own or other children. You can get in touch with them by:

Calling 0808 800 500

Texting 88858

Textphone (for people who are deaf or whose hearing is impaired) on 18001 0808 800 5000

You can also email them here.

The NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Parents’ Hub can be accessed here.

If you have a safeguarding concern or enquiry within group exercise or dance activities or specific EMD UK sessions or events, please email our safeguarding team here.

Dealing with an allegation can be very stressful and draining, whatever your circumstance within the investigation. You can seek support from the NSPCC by calling 0808 800 5000. To speak to someone within EMD UK please email the Safeguarding team or phone 01403 266000. We’ll do our best to find the right support for you.

Keeping Children Safe Online

If you are concerned about your child’s safety online including on social media sites, this link will take you to some useful tips and further information on how and what you can do to ensure their safety.

Let’s Get Started…

Group exercise is an exciting and diverse mix of styles and activities that caters to ‘someone like me’ and everyone should have the opportunity to take part. EMD UK is committed to driving positive change within the industry and we believe that through cooperation and collaboration with industry bodies, understanding and removing the barriers that prevent people from taking part and by supporting instructors to deliver excellence, we can achieve a healthier nation through exercise. See how you can get involved below…