Footsteps Dance School will ensure that:
The welfare of the child is paramount
All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse.
All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
Everyone will be treated with respect and dignity. Enthusiastic and constructive criticism will be given to pupils rather than negative criticism.
Bullying will not be accepted or condoned. All adult members will provide a positive role model. Action will be taken to stop any inappropriate behaviour. It will comply with health & safety legislationIt will keep informed of changes in legislation and policies for the protection of children.
It will undertake relevant professional development and training. It will ensure all contact and medical details for every child is up to date and available at the place of teaching or performance.
All staff will receive dedicated safeguarding training.