Child Safety Policy Statement
Idanceorg ltd DBA Hip Hop International UK acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. idanceorg ltd is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance.
The policy recognises that, when children are participating in our competition, the welfare and interests of children are paramount. The policy aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children
- have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport at The UK Hip Hop Dance Championship in a safe environment
- are protected from abuse while participating at the UK Hip Hop Dance Championship.
- All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
Idanceorg ltd. acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and, we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.
As part of our safeguarding policy idanceorg ltd will
- promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
- strive to always work in an open environment (e.g. avoid private or unobserved situations and encourage an open environment i.e. no secrets).
- ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding
- ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and provide support to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern
- ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored
- prevent the employment/deployment of individuals known to be unsuitable
- ensure reasonable safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.
- ensure all staff, volunteers, judges, etc, are fully aware that they are not permitted to be alone with child participants at any time.
- recognise that a child participants coach or parent is expected to be present with the child at all times.
The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in idanceorg ltd. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in immediate dismissal/exclusion from the organisation.
The policy will be reviewed a year after development and then every three years, or in the following circumstances:
- changes in legislation and/or government guidance
- as a result of any other significant change or event.
(Last reviewed Jan 2020)
Policy derived in part from the sample CPSU child protection policy.