ESSKIA & Safeguarding

What is safeguarding

Safeguarding is the practice work ESSKIA does to provide safe and effective care for all children in our care. It includes the policies and procedures, good practice training and awareness that if fully followed and implemented, will minimise the likelihood of foreseeable harm arising.

Our duty of care

Safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone. All individuals and schools have a duty of care to ensure the safety and welfare of all children involved in their activities and to safeguard and protect them from reasonably foreseeable forms of harm. Esskia will ensure a duty of care to all members by adopting and implementing the "Snow Safe" Policy, Snowsport England's Policy for Safeguarding Children, plus any future versions of this policy. 

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What is child protection?

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

Esskia Safeguarding - Club Welfare Officer (CWO):

Esskia Safeguarding - Club Welfare Officer (CWO):

Esskia’s CWO Mr Mark Vernon can be contacted if you have any concerns about child or adult welfare, or any advice about good practice within Esskia.

Name:  Mark Vernon

Tel: 07790544213


Other useful numbers:

Snowsport England Safeguarding lead: 01509 232323 or email

If you are a young person and need to talk to someone : Childline 0800 1111

If you are an adult and require some advice about a child you are worried about: NSPCC helpline 0808 800 5000

Or if you think a child or adult is in immediate danger contact the police on 999.

PLEASE NOTE: The Esskia Incident Form can be downloaded by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.