WATERLOO PERFORMING  - PERFORMING ARTS

We are proud to announce the Academy now have five qualified adults each  having    passed a Child Protection Course.  It is Academy  policy that all adult instructors  pass a CPC during their first year of service

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

POLICY STATEMENT


THE ACADEMY (INCORPORATING WATERLOO DRUMMERS AND COLOUR GUARD (WATERLOO PERFORMING ARTS) AND THE RANGER CADET CORPS)  ARE  COMMITTED TO THE BELIEF THAT ALL CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE A FUNDEMENTAL RIGHT TO BE PROTECTED FROM HARM,  AND RECOGNISES ITS RESPONSIBILITIES FOR CHILD PROTECTION.  THE SAFETY AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE THE ACEDMY  SUPPORTS IS PARAMOUNT AND HAS PRIORITY OVER OTHER INTERESTS.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS CHILD PROTECTION POLICY  IS TO ENSURE  THE MAXIMUM PROTECTION FROM HARM FOR ALL YOUNG PEOPLE INVOLVED IN ANYWAY WITH THE ACADEMY   FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PILICY THE ACADEMY   HAS DEFINED HARM AS:

  • NEGLECT
  • PHYSICAL ABUSE
  • EMOTIONAL ABUSE
  • SEXUAL ABUSE
 
THIS POLICY FORMS PART OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR CONTRACT AND APPLIES TO ALL PAID WORKERS, VOLUNTEERS AND WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS.  ITS PURPOSE IS TO PROTECT THE PERSONAL SAFETY OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE USING THE FACILITIES,  RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES PROVIDED BY THE ACADEMY   BY ACTIVELY PROMOTING AWARENESS, GOOD PRACTICE AND SOUND PROCEDURES.

HEALTH & SAFETY

THE  ACADEMY  HAS A POLICY TO PROTECT THE H&S OF ALL OFFICERS,  INSTRUCTORS AND MEMBERS AND THE SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES WE USE HAVE THEIR OWN HEALTH & SAFETY POLICIES COPIES OF WHICH ARE DISPLAYED IN THESE  PREMISES. A COPY OF THE CORPS H&S POLICY IS AVAILABLE TO INSTRUCTORS PARENTS AND CARERS UPON REQUEST

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