If you’re organising or providing performing arts activities that involve children, you must prioritise their wellbeing. This includes:
- making the environment as safe as possible for children and young people
- ensuring children are properly supervised by the right people
- following the relevant legislation and guidance for child performers.
What you need to do
Write a safeguarding and child protection policy and procedures
Make sure you have a safeguarding and child protection policy. This is a statement that makes it clear what your organisation or group will do to keep children safe.
You should also have a clear set of procedures that can be followed by anyone in your organisation who has concerns about a child’s wellbeing.
Appoint a nominated child protection lead
A nominated child protection lead is someone who has a lead role in making sure you’re taking all the necessary steps to safeguard children.
Create a safe environment
Whatever setting your activities take place in there are a number of things you need to consider. Our resources can help you make the environment as safe as possible.