Child Protection

Curtain Upp Stage School ® 2018

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A Trading Name for Belle and Beqster Enterprises Ltd

Company Number in England and Wales: 08340680


Belle and Beqster Enterprises Ltd

4 Blenheim Court, Suite 2, Peppercorn Close

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 2DU


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STAGE SCHOOL

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Curtain Upp Stage School ® believes that:

The stage school has a duty of care to safeguard all children involved in dance from harm. All children have a right to protection and the needs of disabled children and others who may be particularly vulnerable must be taken into account. The dance school will ensure the safety and protection of all children involved in dance through adherence to the Child Protection guidelines. A child is defined as under 18 The Children Act 1989.

Policy Aims

The aim of the Curtain Upp Stage School Child Protection Policy is to promote good practice:

Promoting Good Practice

Curtain Upp Stage School will encourage the following:

Practice “Not Acceptable”. You Should Never:

Guidelines for Use of Photographic Filming at Dance Events

Videoing as a training aid: there is no intention to prevent the use of video equipment as a legitimate coaching aid. However, dancers and their parents/carers should be aware that this is part of the coaching programme and care will be taken in the storage of such films. If any other kind of photographic material or video of your child is required e.g. DVD of a performance or for advertisement material then parental permission will be requested. Students/parents/carers are not allowed to record or take photos during classes or performances.

Recruitment and Selecting Staff

Curtain Upp Stage School recognises that anyone may have the potential to abuse children in some way and that all reasonable steps are taken to ensure that unsuitable people are prevented from working with children.

Responding to suspicions or allegations

It is not the responsibility of anyone working in the Dance Studio in a paid or unpaid capacity to take responsibility or to decide whether or not child abuse has taken place. However, there is a responsibility to act on any concerns through contact with the appropriate authorities. The dance school will assure all staff/volunteers that it will fully support and protect anyone, who in good faith reports his or her concern that a colleague/volunteer is or may be abusing a child. When there is a complaint against a member of staff there may be three types of investigation:

The results of the police and child protection investigation may well influence the disciplinary investigation.

Suspected Abuse

Any suspicion that a child has been abused by either a member of staff or a volunteer should be reported to the principal who will take such steps as considered necessary to ensure the safety of the child in question and any other child who may be at risk.

Action to help the victim and prevent bullying in dance

Action towards bullies

Guidance and Policy for Unsupervised Children

What age can children be left unsupervised at dance (including classes, exams, shows or other events run by the Curtain Upp Stage Shool)? 

Curtain Upp Stage School policy on unsupervised children 



These terms were first created on September 13, 2015

and last updated on July 21, 2018

CHILD PROTECTION