Child Protection

At Believe Performing Arts, we take the protection of your child very seriously.

We are dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for our students. We recognise that we have a responsibility to safeguard the welfare of your child and to reassure you that appropriate policies and procedures are in place to ensure that your child takes part in classes at the school within a safe and secure environment.


Believe requires all of its teachers and assistants to apply for enhanced clearance via the DBS - Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) and its structure is often used as an example of Best Practice when Child Protection issues are discussed.
 

We provide an environment in which children are safe and in which suspicion or allegation of inappropriate behaviour is immediately responded to in line with the procedures agreed. We always ensure all adults within the school who have substantial access to children have been checked as to their suitability with the Disclosure and Barring Service. All teaching applicants will be interviewed before an appointment is made and will be asked to provide at least one reference and all references will be followed up, plus appointments will be subject to a probationary period.

 

We will ensure that all staff are aware that they have a professional responsibility to safeguard children.

 

Confidentiality: Believe recognises that all matters relating to children are confidential and will only disclose information on a need to know basis and adhere to GDPR

 

Allegations against staff: Our teachers take care not to place themselves in a vulnerable position with a child. In the event that an allegation is made against a member of staff, the head of the school will be immediately informed and will deal with the situation accordingly.


Believe Performing Arts - keeping children safe.