Child Protection Policy

Whitwell Brass Band Child Protection Policy

Our policy comprises: 

1. A child protection policy statement (see below). This has been drawn up based on Brass Band England’s Band Safe guidelines. 

2. Band Safe recommended Child Protection Policy, which Whitwell Brass Band adopts. 

Whitwell Brass Band Child Protection Policy Statement 

Whitwell Brass Band believes that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind and recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people, by a commitment to practice which protects them. 

We recognise that: 

· The welfare of the child/young person is paramount. 

· All children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse. 

· Working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare. 

The purpose of the policy: 

· To provide protection for the children and young people who receive Whitwell Brass Band services, including the children of adult members or users. 

· To provide staff and volunteers with guidance on procedures they should adopt in the event that they suspect a child or young person may be experiencing or be at risk of harm. 

This policy applies to all who are involved in Whitwell Brass Band. 

We will seek to safeguard children and young people by: 

· Valuing, listening to and respecting them. 

· Adopting child protection guidelines and procedures. 

· Recruiting new members safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made. 

· Sharing information about child protection and good practice with members and parents of children and young people involved with the band. 

· Sharing information about concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents and children appropriately. 

· Reviewing our policy and good practice annually. 

This policy statement was reviewed on 5.12.19.