Momentum Performing Arts
- Safeguarding Policy Statement
Paramount to Momentum Performing Arts is the safety and welfare of our members.
Momentum Performing Arts operates under a comprehensive safeguarding policy, a statement of which can be seen below.
All our Academy staff undergo enhanced PVG checks which are added to the update service.
Staff are required to complete regular courses in child protection through our safeguarding partner ChildProtectionCompany.com as well as their e-Safety training providing guidelines in managing today's technology with particular focus on social media.
In addition to the above, every Momentum Performing Arts session is overseen by a qualified first aider trained in emergency paediatric first aid who also conducts regular risk assessments within the working environment.
Momentum Performing Arts holds full public liability insurance.
The purpose of this policy statement is:
to protect Momentum Performing Arts’s young people from harm.
This policy applies to anyone working for and/or on behalf of Momentum Performing Arts.
This policy has been drawn up based on legislation, policy and guidance that seeks to protect children in England, Scotland & Wales.
We believe that:
children and young people should never experience abuse of any kind
we have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, to keep them safe and to practice in a way that protects them.
the welfare of children is paramount in all the work we do and in all the decisions we take
all children, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have an equal right to 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, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare
We will seek to keep children and young people safe by:
valuing, listening to and respecting them
appointing a nominated child protection lead for children and young people
adopting child protection and safeguarding best practice through our policies, procedures and code of conduct for staff recruiting and selecting staff safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made
recording, storing and using information professionally and securely, in line with data protection legislation and guidance using our procedures to manage any allegations against our children, young people, staff and representatives appropriately
creating and maintaining an anti-bullying environment and ensuring that we have a policy and procedure to help us deal effectively with any bullying which may arise ensuring that we have effective complaints and whistleblowing measures in place
ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment for our children, young people and staff, by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance
building a safeguarding culture where staff, children and young people treat each other with respect and are comfortable about sharing any concerns.
Head of Safeguarding
Name: Dr Alan J. Grant
This policy statement came into force on: 8 March 2022
We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.
This policy statement and accompanying procedures were last reviewed on 8 March 2022
Signed: Dr Alan J Grant