Kilmarnock School of Dance ackknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is commited to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidence (EU Directives) and complies with best practice and Royal Academy 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, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race religion or belief, sex or sexual orrientation, socio-economic background, all children.

  • have a possitive and enjoyable experience of sport at The Kilmarnock School of Dance in a safe and child centred environment.
  • are protected from abuse whilst participating in various aspects of dance.
  • Kilmarnock School of Dance acknowledges that some children, including Disabled children and yound people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particilarly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take teasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.

As part of our safeguarding policy Kilmarnock School of Dance will;

  • promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of young people.
  • ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provioded with appropriate leaarning 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 (as per Data Protection Act standards).
  • prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals.
  • ensure robust safeguarding procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Kilmarnock School of Dance. Failure to comply with the policy and proccedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the organisation.

Monitoring

The policy will be reviewed one year after development and the every subsequent three years, or in the following circumstances;

  • changes in legisltation 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.
  • as a result of any other significant change or event.

(Last Reviewed Mar 2017)