Safeguarding children and young people

All agencies, organisations and individuals have a responsibility to safeguard the children and young people we encounter and work with.

There can be no greater priority than to ensure the safety of the children and young people we work with on a daily basis.

As instrumental teachers, whole-class music deliverers or assistants, workshop leaders or conductors and directors, we encounter children and young people in personal and close environments, but perhaps only infrequently or for short periods of time. It is important to understand the procedures and support structures available to help us to fulfil our responsibilities regarding safeguarding those in our care.

Links and contact information

Links and documents providing more information and support for safeguarding.

Key documents

It is advised that anyone working with children or younger people read at least section 1 of Keeping children safe in education − Statutory guidance for schools and colleges (Department for Education, April 2014). This document can be downloaded from the document section below.

Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership

Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership instrumental and vocal teachers, wider opportunities deliverers and music support practitioners must complete an e-form declaration confirming they have read section 1 of this Keeping children safe in education − Statutory guidance for schools and colleges. Please follow the link below if this is applicable to you.

Online staff declaration for the reading of section 1 of Keeping children safe in education - Statutory guidance for schools and colleges (Department for Education, April 2014).