As we are a youth choir, we prioritise the safety of all children who are in our care; as is our duty under the law, we recognise that the welfare of the child is paramount. We recognise that we are responsible for the children involved in our activities and we want to provide a safe and secure environment so the children can feel comfortable and flourish. All our children have a right to treated with respect and to equal protection, regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religious belief or sexual orientation. We aim to achieve this by recognising that all the adults who work with the children have a duty to uphold the welfare of all children and by working closely with all parents. Our musical director and her assistant are both DBS checked, as is any adult who accompanies children on field trips.

We recognise our duty to protect the privacy of the children; we undertake to only use images of the children on social media or in promotional materials if parents’ consent, and we keep a record of who has, and has not, consented. Further, we recognise our responsibilities under the Data Protection Act and, therefore, only keep any information that is necessary and this is retained securely.

Should you have any concerns about the welfare of any of the children, do feel free to contact the Musical Director, Anne Ellis. We will take every complaint seriously and will take swift and appropriate action, in accordance with our safeguarding policy.