The safety of children is paramount, and all, without exception have the right to protection from abuse. All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately. All staff and volunteers at the school have a responsibility to report concerns.
PURPOSE AND FUNCTION OF ORGANISATION
To provide dance classes and training to children and young adults.
THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT
School staff and volunteers will use their best endeavours in co-operation with parents and other responsible adults, to ensure a safe and secure environment at all times.
THOSE TO WHOM THE POLICY APPLIES
The policy applies to children under the age of 18 years.
All teachers/guest teachers are selected subject to interviews or recommendations as being suitably qualified to teach dance to children and young people. Staff will have Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosures and First Aid Training.
PREPARATION FOR ATTENDANCE AT THE SCHOOL
A copy of this policy will be displayed on the notice board, on the website and included in the school information packs for new pupils.
CHANGING AREA AND RECEPTION AREA
Changing, toilets and reception areas are unsupervised and parent/guardians/carers should be mindful of this at all times.
PHOTOGRAPHS, VIDEO RECORDINGS AND PRESS PHOTOGRAPHY
From time to time photographs or video recordings may be made by school staff or appointed professionals for use in archive or in material used in promotion of the school. If any parent/guardian/carer objects to their child appearing in such material, it is their responsibility to ensure their child is not included.
LEGISLATION AND GUIDANCE THAT SUPPORTS THIS POLICY
The Children Act 1989; The Police Act 1997; The Protection of Children’s Act 1999; The Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000; Children’s Act 2004.