Throughout this form we ask for some personal data about you.

We’ll only use this data in line with data protection legislation and process your data for one or more of the following reasons permitted in law: you have given us your consent and/or we must process it to comply with our legal obligations.

You’ll find more information on how we use your personal data in our privacy notice for job applicants.


Social Arts for Education believes that it is always unacceptable for a child or young
person to experience abuse of any kind and recognises its responsibility to safeguard
the welfare of all children and young people, by a commitment to practice which
protects 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.

• Working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and
agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.

The purpose of this statement:

• To provide protection for the children and young people who receive
Social Arts for Education’s services, including the children of adult members
or users.

• 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 document applies to all staff, including senior managers and the proprietorial body,
paid staff, volunteers and sessional workers, agency staff, students or anyone
working on behalf of Social Arts for Education.

We will seek to safeguard children and young people by:

● Valuing them, listening to and respecting them.

● Adopting child protection guidelines through procedures and a code of
conduct for staff and volunteers.

● Being aware of changes in legislation and using them to inform policy
changes and train staff.

● Reviewing policies and practices regularly.

● Recruiting staff and volunteers safely and ensuring all necessary checks are

● Sharing information about child protection and good practice with children, parents, staff and volunteers.

● Sharing information about concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents and children appropriately.

● Providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training.

Linked Documents

This statement should be read in conjunction with the following policies, which are available
on our website at

● Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

● ICT Acceptable Use and E-safety Policy

● Anti-Bullying Policy

● Behaviour Policy

● Every Child’s Rights document

● Safer Recruitment Policy

● Sex and Relationships Education Policy

● Staff Code of Conduct

● Supervision of Pupils policy

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

This policy was written by Annabel Leaver and was last reviewed 27th November



Social Arts for Education is legally obligated to process an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before making appointments to relevant posts.
The DBS check will reveal both spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings, and any other information held by local police that’s considered relevant to the role. Any information that is “protected” under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 will not appear on a DBS certificate.
For posts in regulated activity, the DBS check will include a barred list check.
It is an offence to seek employment in regulated activity if you are on a barred list.
We’ll use the DBS check to ensure we comply with the Childcare Disqualification Regulations. It is an offence to provide or manage childcare covered by these regulations if you are disqualified.
Any data processed as part of the DBS check will be processed in accordance with data protection regulations and Social Arts for Education’s privacy notice.

If you’ve ever lived or worked outside of the UK Social Arts for Education will require additional information in order to comply with ‘safer recruitment’ requirements. If you answer ‘yes’ to the question below, we will contact you for additional information in due course.

Any job offer will be conditional on the satisfactory completion of the necessary pre-employment checks.

We will ask you to complete a self-disclosure form, but this will remain confidential until you are offered a position with us.
Any convictions listed on a DBS check will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


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