Our Safeguarding Policy Statement

Note: The terms ‘child’ and ‘young person’ describe any person under the age of 16. References to ‘parents’ should be read as parents and carers inclusively.

KidsArt! Statement:  KidsArt! acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring that safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice 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 orientation, socio-economic background, all children:

  • have a positive and enjoyable experience of art in a safe and child-centred environment
  • are protected from abuse whilst participating in KidsArt! activities

Our Policy:  As part of our safeguarding policy we will:

  • promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
  • value, listen to and respect children
  • ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation
  • adopt safeguarding best practice through our policies, procedures and code of conduct for staff and volunteers
  • ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding

KidsArt! safeguarding statement:  We will:

  • provide effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision and support, so that all staff and volunteers know about our policies, procedures and behaviour codes and follow them confidently and competently
  • ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents or 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
  • record and store information securely, in line with data protection legislation and guidance
  • prevent the employment or deployment of unsuitable individuals by recruiting and selecting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made
  • appoint a nominated safeguarding lead for children and young people
  • share information about safeguarding and good practice with children and their parents as appropriate
  • make sure that children, young people and their parents know where to go for help if they have a concern
  • ensure that everyone involved in teaching children will be given access to appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people

The policy and procedures are mandatory for everyone involved in KidsArt! Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal or exclusion from KidsArt!

This policy will be reviewed annually, and also as required by changes in legislation and/or government guidance.

Signed:  Barbara Kay

Contact details for the KidsArt! Safeguarding/Welfare Officer : Name: Barbara Kay Tel: 07827275821 Email: info@kidsartuk.com  

(Further information and guidance available on the CPSU website)


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