Rebecca Howell  (The Royal Ballet School's Teaching Diploma & R.A.D.R.T.S)

 
CHILD PROTECTION / SAFEGUARDING POLICY

 

Child Protection Policy Statement:

This policy applies to anyone working for Esher Ballet School including paid staff, volunteers, students or anyone working on behalf of Esher Ballet School.

The Esher Ballet School is committed to ensuring safe environments for children and young people and believe that a child or young person should never experience abuse of any kind.  We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe and we are committed to practise in a way that protects them.

We recognise that:

  • welfare of the child is paramount


  • all children regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have a right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse


  • some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues


  • working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers is essential in promoting young people‚Äôs welfare


Purpose of the policy:

  • to provide protection for the children and young people who participate in classes, exams and any other related activities


  • to provide staff, volunteers or anyone working on behalf of Esher Ballet School guidance on procedures they should adopt if they suspect a child or young person may be experiencing problems or be at risk of harm


We will seek to safeguard children and young people by:

  • valuing them, listening to and respecting them


  • adopting child protection and safeguarding practices though procedures and safe working practice for staff, volunteers or anyone working for Esher Ballet School


  • recruiting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made


  • recording and storing information professionally and sharing information about child protection and safe working practice with children, parents, staff and volunteers


  • sharing information about concerns with agencies who may need to know and involving parents and children appropriately


  • providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training

 
Esher Ballet School will review this policy annually or sooner considering any changes in legislation or guidance.   All changes will be communicated to staff, volunteers and parents.

Esher Ballet School staff are DBS checked.   Esher Ballet School Principal is fully insured, and first aid trained and keeps up to date with any changes regarding Child Protection and Safeguarding Training.

 
R Howell
R Howell
Principal Esher Ballet School

 

Contact details:
CEOP
www.ceop.police.uk
NSPCC Helpline
0808 800 5000