Safeguarding children and child protection
This policy applies to staff, trustees, volunteers, contractors, artists and practitioners. This policy sits within a context of a legal framework that has progressed from the Childrens Act 1989 to the Children and Families Act 2014.
The Blackpool Grand Theatre has a duty of care to safeguard all children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in the arts activities. The Safeguarding Children and Child Protection guidelines adopted by the Blackpool Grand Theatre provide clear direction to staff and volunteers about expected codes of behaviour, the development of good practice and sound procedures. This ensures that child protection concerns may be handled sensitively, professionally in ways to support the needs of the individual. It is important that all staff who work with children and young people read the Child Protection Policy and implement its procedures. This protects the rights of all involved. It applies to any staff who work with young people on work experience or help with any sort of tours or workshops. Any issues or concerns relating to the safeguarding of children and child protection should be reported to the nominated Child Protection Officer and board member.
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