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CMAA Safeguarding Code Safeguarding the young and vulnerable
(Last updated: June 2022)

The CMAA Safeguarding Policy is for the use of Association Instructor's and Clubs only. The Policy is open to review every 3 years but will be updated as advised.


A Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) works within each Local Authority area and is there to support staff across all organisations who work with children and young people if any concerns arise regarding any practitioner who works with children and young people.

The LADO should be alerted to all cases in which it is alleged that a person who works with children has:
1. Behaved in a way that has harmed a child either physically or emotionally
2. May have harmed a child either physically or emotional
3. Possibly committed a criminal offence against a child/children

If a person has concerns regarding the conduct of another then they should in the first instance report this to the Designated Safeguarding Lead within their own organisation, who is required by law to report this concern to the LADO.  However, it is important to note that anyone can contact the LADO if they need to do so for advice or support.

NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000    
The CMAA fully supports the NSPCC

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