LS18 Rocks is committed to ensuring that all Children participating in its activities have a safe and positive experience.
We will do this by:
- Recognising that all children participating in our music activities, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability, have the right to be protected from harm, and to have fun in a safe environment.
- Recognising that the welfare of all children is paramount.
- Ensuring that all individuals working with children (‘staff and volunteers’) take responsibility for providing a safe, positive and fun learning experience, and that all children are listened to, valued and respected.
- Appointing a Safeguarding Lead (and a Safeguarding Lead Director) and ensuring that they attend current and future training with Leeds Safeguarding Children Board, so that they have the necessary skills to undertake their role effectively.
- Ensuring that all staff and volunteers are provided with support through education and training, so that they are aware of and alert to the signs of abuse, and that they know what to do with any concerns.
- Ensuring that all staff and volunteers hold an up to date clear Enhanced DBS Check, which must be verified prior to starting work with the company. The Safeguarding Lead will hold a register of all DBS checks (certificate number and date of issue).
- Ensuring that the name and contact details of the Safeguarding Lead are readily available as a point of contact for parents/carers, children, staff and volunteers.
- Ensuring correct and comprehensive reporting procedures for raising and managing safeguarding concerns.
- Ensuring that all parents/carers, children, staff and volunteers have the opportunity to voice any concerns they have, whether about possible suspected child abuse and/or about poor practice, to the Safeguarding Lead.
What to do if you have a concern:
- Write it down as soon as possible, so that you can remember details.
- If this concern is being reported to you, make sure you listen carefully and do not assume meaning.
- Contact the Safeguarding Lead at the earliest opportunity.
- The Safeguarding Lead will make a judgement on the most appropriate course of action. They will also log the concern using standardised paperwork kept in secure files.
- The Safeguarding Lead will inform you of the resultant course of action and, if appropriate, its outcome.
The designated Safeguarding Leads for LS18 Rocks are:
You can speak to Ruth in person or contact her via the dedicated email email@example.com or by phone on 07803926965
You can contact Michael via the dedicated email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 07947007937
1 The word ‘Children’ should be taken to mean all persons under the age of 18.
3 No more than 3 years old.
4 DBS Checks must either be specific to LS18 Rocks (at the company’s expense) or verified through the Update Service.
5 If a child makes an allegation or disclosure to you, it is important that you:
- Listen to them.
- Let them know that you take what they are saying seriously, but do not comment or show your feelings about anything they say.
- Do not attempt to question the child yourself.
- Let them know that you will need to tell someone else in order to help them.
- Do not promise to keep what they tell you secret.
- Make a written record of the incident and inform the Safeguarding Lead at the earliest opportunity.
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