CHILD PROTECTION POLICY & PROCEDURES
At ArtsXP our first priority is your child’s safety and welfare.
We recognise that we have a responsibility to safeguard the welfare of your child and to reassure you that appropriate policies and procedures are in place to ensure that your child takes part in classes at the school within a safe and secure environment.
We aim to ensure that ArtsXP:
Provides an environment in which children are safe and in which suspicion or allegation of inappropriate behaviour is immediately responded to in line with the procedures agreed
To ensure all adults within the school who have substantial access to children have been checked as to their suitability with the Disclosure & Barring Services
All teaching applicants will be interviewed before an appointment is made and will be asked to provide at least one reference
All references will be followed up
All appointments will be subject to a probationary period
WE WILL ENSURE
All staff are aware that they have a professional responsibility to safeguard children.
ArtsXP recognises that all matters relating to children are confidential and will only disclose information on a need to know basis.
ALLEGATIONS AGAINST STAFF
Staff should take care not to place themselves in a vulnerable position with a child.
In the event that an allegation is made against a member of staff, the head of the school will be immediately informed and will deal with the situation accordingly.