TAKE YOUR CALLING AS A COACH TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL
The safety of clients during participation in KingsCompass™ group training or coaching services is paramount. This document outlines how and to whom a safeguarding concern would be escalated should it arise during a training or coaching event.
KingsCompass provides training and coaching services to adults with sound mental health, who are well adjusted, emotionally healthy and functioning effectively. ‘KingsCompass the Christian Coach Academy™’ and ‘KingsCompass™’ are terms used interchangeably throughout this document as a trading name of ‘Carole Milligan Coaching & Consulting’, a sole trading coaching, coach training and consulting practice. ‘Carole Milligan Coaching & Consulting’ trading as ‘KingsCompass’ is referred to throughout as ‘we’ ‘us’ and ‘our’.
Keeping Participants Safe
Safeguarding means protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect, whether physical, emotional or spiritual.
A minimum of two coaches/trainers involved with session delivery will have a list of participant contact information including their emergency contact at all KingsCompass™ group activities (full name, address including postcode and telephone numbers).
Should an online participant become upset/distressed they will be put into a breakout room with one of the session delivery coaches/trainers. If offline they will be attended to by one of the session delivery coaches/trainers.
If a participant showing signs of distress leaves a session, they will be followed up by telephone to check they are safe and if unavailable their emergency contact will be alerted.
Guidance and Escalation
Should a participant indicate they or another person is at serious risk of harm (eg abuse, suicide) the guidance of ‘Safeguarding Warwickshire’ as detailed in ‘Adult Safeguarding in Warwickshire’ will be followed including:
- Good Practice guide for responding to a disclosure
- Flowchart – referral Pathways for safeguarding alert
- Key contact details for the referral (escalation).
The above are detailed in the downloadable pdf below.