Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding Statement – May 2022

As an employer and as an operator of leisure facilities, Fusion Lifestyle (Active Life) have a duty of care to
safeguard children, young people and adults at risk of harm and exploitation during the course of any activity
relating to their employment or by visiting our sites.

Fusion is committed to promoting health, development, safety and welfare of all children, vulnerable adults,
groups and families attending its centres and in all work settings including offices, remote and homeworking
environments.

Fusion recognise that we serve a diverse community through our centres and workplaces including in
culture, racial background, religion, social class, financial resources and ability. Whilst these differences will
be respected, differing cultural approaches to child rearing and vulnerable adults and groups will not be
viewed as valid explanation for clear harm to a child, adult or vulnerable groups.

Our Safeguarding policy has been created to meet the requirements of the Childrens Act 1989 and 2004,
Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, the Care Act 2014, the Working together to safeguard children
guidance document 2015, and the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (referred to as “Prevent”).

Fusion is committed to working in partnership with parents, group organizations and individuals surrounding
any safeguarding concerns.

Where necessary and appropriate, our procedure addresses making a referral to local authority services
including the police.

If you have a Safeguarding or Prevent concern about someone, or would like to know more about Fusion’s
approach, please contact Maria Speight, Head of HR and Safeguarding Lead for the organisation, or Wayne
Catherall, the Health & Safety Manager, through info@fusion-lifestyle.com.

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