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Broadway Stage Academy believes it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people, and are committed to protecting them.

 We recognise that:

  • The welfare of the child/young person is paramount

  • All children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have the 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 and carers, is essential in promoting young people’s welfare

 The purpose of this policy is:

  • To provide protection for the children and young people who receive Broadway Stage Academy’s services

  • To provide staff and volunteers with guidance on procedures they should adopt in the event that they suspect a child or young person may be experiencing, or be at risk of, harm

 This policy applies to all staff including volunteers, students or anyone working on behalf of Broadway Stage Academy.

 We will seek to safeguard children and young people by:

  • Valuing them, listening to and respecting them

  • Adopting child protection and safeguarding practices through procedures and a code of conduct for staff and volunteers

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

  • Sharing information about safeguarding and good practice with children, parents, staff and volunteers

  • Sharing information about any concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving children, young people, parents, families and carers appropriately

  • Creating and maintaining an anti-bullying environment for our children, young people, staff and volunteers

 We are also committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.

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