Child Safeguarding Statement

1. Name of service being provided:

Song and Dance Stage School
27 College Street
Baldoyle
Dublin 13

2. Nature of service and principles to safeguard children from harm: Song and Dance stage school provides tuition in singing, dancing, drama/acting, musical theatre and theatrical performance to students aged three to twenty. Our motto has always been ‘Come along and join the fun!’. We commit to the highest standards of training for all students, in a safe and fun environment. Child protection and welfare are of paramount importance to Song and Dance Stage School and are reflected in all policies, procedures, practices and activities.

3. Risk assessment

We have carried out an assessment of any potential for harm to a child while attending the school or partaking in a school activity. Below is a list of the areas of risk identified and the list of procedures for managing these risks.

Risk IdentifiedProdecure in place to manage risk
Risk of harm to a child from a member of staff
  • Pre-employment checks/Recruitment policy
  • Staff training
  • Child Protection Policy
  • Anti-bullying policy
Risk of harm to a child from a service- user (adult or child), visitor or member of the public
  • Supervision/accompaniment of children
  • Restriction of public access to services
  • Staff training
  • Reporting Procedure
  • Anti-bullying Policy
  • Child Protection Policy
  • Social Media Policy
Risk of harm or concern not being recognised or reported
  • Staff training
  • Reporting Procedure
  • Consultation with service users (talking and listening to students)
Risk of harm to a child from strangers while on excursion
  • Code of Behaviour – Students
  • Supervision/accompaniment of children
  • Staff training
  • Parental consent

Song and Dance Child Safeguarding Statement

Risk IdentifiedProdecure in place to manage risk
Risk of bullying and harrassment
  • Anti-bullying policy
  • Social Media policy
  • Supervision/accompaniment of children
  • Staff training

4. Procedures
Our Child Safeguarding Statement has been developed in line with requirements under the Children First Act 2015, the Children First: National Guidance, and Tusla’s Child Safeguarding: A Guide for Policy, Procedure and Practice. In addition to the procedures listed in our risk assessment, the following procedures support our intention to safeguard children while they are availing of our service:

  • Procedure for the management of allegations of abuse or misconduct against workers/ volunteers of a child availing of our service
  • Procedure for the safe recruitment and selection of workers and volunteers to work with children
  • Procedure for provision of and access to child safeguarding training and information, including the identification of the occurrence of harm
  • Procedure for the reporting of child protection or welfare concerns to Tusla
  • Procedure for maintaining a list of the persons (if any) in the relevant service who are mandated persons
  • Procedure for appointing a relevant person
    All procedures listed are available upon request.

5. Implementation
We recognise that implementation is an ongoing process. Our service is committed to the implementation of this Child Safeguarding Statement and the procedures that support our intention to keep children safe from harm while availing of our service. This Child Safeguarding Statement will be reviewed on 2nd April 2022, or as soon as practicable after there has been a material change in any matter to which the statement refers.
Signed:

Carol O’Byrne
Director, Song and Dance Stage School
27 College Street
Baldoyle Dublin 13
email: carol@songanddanceireland.com phone: 0851465033
For queries, please contact Carol O’Byrne
(Relevant Person under the Children First Act 2015)

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