The British Wheel of Yoga Northern Region

Child Protection


The BWY is committed to setting and maintaining high standards of safeguarding and operates with safeguarding policies and procedures. If you are teaching yoga to children, young people or adults at risk you have a duty of care to ensure you are fulfilling the BWY criteria for working with these vulnerable groups, otherwise your BWY insurance may be invalid.
The definition of children / young people is anyone under the age of 18.

The definition of adults at risk (the previous term was vulnerable adults) is an adult who:

  • is aged 18 years or more, and
  • has needs for care and support (whether or not these are currently being met),
  • is experiencing, or is at risk of, abuse or neglect, and
  • as a result of those needs is unable to protect himself or herself against the abuse or neglect or the risk of it.

Safeguarding adults at risk is a developing area within the world of sport and the BWY is currently working to develop policies and procedures and to ensure best practice is followed.

Please check that you are meeting the following criteria:

  • Have you completed the application and self-declaration forms and returned these to the Safeguarding and Diversity Manager?
  • Have you got an up to date Enhanced Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) for the correct workforce?
  • Have you undertaken Safeguarding training within the last three years?
  • Have you undertaken appropriate training to enable you to teach yoga to one of these specific groups?

If you teach children or young persons under the age of 18, it is important that you visit the central BWY web site for current information and a wealth of relevant downloadable material.

Child Protection contacts

If you are a child, or have concerns about a child’s safety, you can ring the NSPCC’s 24-hour helpline:

Telephone: 0808 800 5000
Asian Helpline: 0808 096 7719
Welsh Helpline: 0808 100 2524
Textphone: 0800 056 0686 (for hearing impaired)

Or contact the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU):

3 Gilmour Close, Beaumont Leys, Leicester, LE4 1EZ
Telephone: 0116 235 7278

Other contacts:

BWY National CP Officer:Rebecca Morris, Tel: 01529 306851
or e-mail

BWY Central Office (Registered address) British Wheel of Yoga 25 Jermyn Street SLEAFORD NG34 7RU
Email: BWY Central Office Telephone: 01529 306851 Registered Charity No. 1136674 registered in the UK