In the UK, we have so many classes that are run for children aged 0 – 12 years such as baby classes to sports club and so on. However, did you know that these are not regulated to ensure that the children attending them are safe?
The Children’s Activities Association (CAA) was set up by a mother who was stunned to hear that these classes do no have to report into a any governing body.
It is the job of the CAA to give parents the reassurance that the classes are covered in many areas such as insurance, health and safety, criminal record checks, training, qualifications, class content. So, when you find a new class all you need to do is ask them if they are a member of CAA – if they are, you can rest assured that they are checked and covered in all the important areas.
The CAA is a none for profit, Community Interest Company (CIC) organisation is here to make a change and reassure parents countrywide. In just 2 years they have had phenomenal success and now over 200k children across the UK attend a CAA member activity every week.
However, there is still a long way to go with lots of classes and groups still running without the CAA accreditation. The next time you attend a class, why not ask them if they have their CAA accreditation. If not, lets help spread the word on this.
One of any parent’s biggest concerns is the safety of our children, so getting this in place would help so many parents feel more at ease when they are out and about.
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