Safeguarding children and young people

All agencies, organisations and individuals have a responsibility to safeguard the children and young people they 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.

All our teachers have gone through the appropriate pre-employment checks, have been subject to an enhanced DBS check and have the necessary photo ID badges to show they are working with us. They have also completed the online training course ‘Keeping Children Safe in Music Education’ which is subject to annual updates.

Key documents

It is a requirement of any practitioner working in Derby and Derbyshire schools to have read at least section 1 of Keeping children safe in education − Statutory guidance for schools and colleges (Department for Education, September 2019).

Further information

Further guidance, policies and procedures for professionals delivering services to children and young people can be found on the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board website.

Advice and consultation is also available by contacting 01629 535353 (8am - 6pm).