CHILD PROTECTION STATEMENT
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
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
• 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.
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