Music Collective Scotland Child Protection Policy

(Last Updated 21 Feb 2021)

Introduction 

Music Collective Scotland T/A Music Lessons Angus and Dundee acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 - (PVG Act) 

requirements.

Our Policy Aim 

 

The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It 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 musical activities at Music Collective Scotland in a safe and child centred environment

  • are protected from abuse whilst participating in Musical Classes/Tuition or outside of the activity. 

 

Music Collective Scotland 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 and inclusion.   

What We Do To Safeguard Children

As part of our safeguarding policy Music Collective Scotland will:

  • Promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

  • Ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people

  • Ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided 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 unsuitable individuals by ensuring all staff is has a valid PVG membership.

  • Ensure no photography/videos of children undertaking musical activities will be taken unless parental consent is given. 

  • Any photography taken will be used responsibility and be directly related to a musical activity. 

  • Parents /guardians have the right to request any photographs displayed on social media/websites of their child to be removed at any time. 

  • The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Music Collective Scotland. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the organisation.

 

 

Reporting a Child Protection Issue

If you believe a child is at immediate risk of harm contact the police on 999.

If you are worried about a child, and think they may be a victim of neglect or abuse, please inform a member of staff immediately. Staff will then report to Nicole Tonner – Child Protection Officer on 07724946490. 

You can also call:

  • Police Scotland - 101

  • NSPCC - 0808 800 5000

  • Health and Social Care Angus 03452 777 778

  • Dundee Health and Social Care; 01382434019 out of hours 01382 307964

Childline is a free, private service to help anyone under 19  with any issue they’re going through. Call 0800 1111 or visit their website.