• Child Protection Policy

  • EFSD Child Protection Policy

    Introduction

    Elizabeth Fenton School of Dance acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and The Royal Academy of Dance and Imperial Society for Teachers of Dance requirements.

    The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background, all children

           have a positive and enjoyable experience of dance at Elizabeth Fenton School of Dance in a safe and child centred environment

           are protected from abuse whilst participating in the dance activity provided by Elizabeth Fenton School of Dance.

    Elizabeth Fenton School of Dance acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.   

    As part of our safeguarding policy Elizabeth Fenton School of Dance will:

           promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people

           ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people

           ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern

           ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored

           prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals

           ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.

    The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Elizabeth Fenton School of Dance.

    Monitoring 

    The policy will be kept under review, or in the following circumstances:

           changes in legislation and/or government guidance

           as required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board, UK Sport, and/or Home Country Sports Councils and The Royal Academy of Dance or Imperial Society for Teachers of Dance.

           Due to any other significant change or event.