Tenbury Town Band Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Statement
- All members of Tenbury Town Band whatever age take part in all Band activities i.e. rehearsals, concerts, outdoor activities e.g marches and fetes.
- The committee of Tenbury Town Band accept that children unaccompanied by their parents will be taking part and will take steps to ensure their safety and general welfare.
- Tenbury Town Band and therefore the committee are not liable for accident or loss that may occur.
- All parents/guardians must complete a Parental Consent Form agreeing to emergency medical and dental treatment for their child if necessary. All parents/guardians must give emergency contact names and telephone numbers and any vital medical information.
- Parents/guardians who do not remain with their child are given the venue location and telephone numbers of committee members in case they need to make emergency contact.
- A register of all band members is taken at every band event.
- At least two senior members of the Band ensure that unaccompanied children are collected at the end of the activity or event. No child will be left alone.
- Unaccompanied children are not allowed to leave the premises of the ‘Penlu’ Sports Club, which is the venue for the band rehearsals, during the set times unless by prior permission of parents/guardians.
- Unaccompanied children are not allowed to leave the immediate vicinity while at outdoor activities. Committee/Senior members of the Band will endeavour to supervise as best as possible but no one member of the committee as a whole will be held responsible for accident or loss of a child.
- Tenbury Town Band believes that it is always unacceptable for a child, young person or vulnerable adult to experience abuse of any kind.
- We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children, young people or vulnerable adult .
- We will be alert to any indications of neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse in the children, young people or vulnerable adult, with whom we work and will respond to their needs.
- We value and respect every child, young person or vulnerable adult, and will endeavour always to listen to them and respond appropriately to safeguard them.
- We will provide staff and volunteers with guidance to follow when they suspect a child, young person or vulnerable adult may be experiencing or at risk of harm.
- We will adhere rigorously to our Procedures and Code of Conduct.
- We will work cooperatively with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
The Designated Child Protection Person is……Melanie Parker…………
The alternate Designated Child Protection Person is……Julie Kitson………
When there is a concern about a child, young person or vulnerable adult, every adult in our organisation/group is expected to share those concerns with the Designated Child Protection Person.
We will review our policy and procedures on an annual basis.
Information taken from Worcestershire Council for Voluntary Youth Services (WCVYS) www.wcvys.co.uk/safeguarding February 2012