School Policy

Child Protection Policy

R&D School of Dance fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection. Our policy applies to all teachers and staff working in the school.

There are three main elements to our policy:

  • Ensuring we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff to work with children this is achieved by running a detailed CRB check against all new employees.
  • Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.

Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop. The school will endeavour to:

  • Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to.
  • Ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried.

This policy applies to both children under 18 years, and vulnerable adults. Parents will be required to sign a registration form to confirm they have, understood their responsibilities set out in the policy.

Parents/guardians/carers must ensure that all those under the age of 18 and vulnerable adults are supervised at all times when not in dance lessons Changing, toilets and reception areas are unsupervised and parents/guardians/carers should be mindful of their responsibilities outlined above. Also included in the registration form will be a disclaimer for all parents/guardians/carers to give their permission for photographs or video recordings to be taken from time to time by school staff or appointed professionals for promotional material of the school. If any parent/guardian or carer objects to this, it is their responsibility to ensure that the Principal is made aware.

Any matters relating to Child Protection should be immediately brought to the attention of the school staff using the usual contact details.