|Type of post:||Choir Documentation|
|Posted By:||Andrew Lockley|
|Date Posted:||Sun, 2 May 2021|
In this document:
“Choir” means Levens Choir;
“Committee” means the Committee of the Choir, which manages the Choir in accordance with its constitution;
“Safeguarding Officer” means the Choir member responsible for managing this policy;
“Statutory Check” means the check required by statute (and, as the case may be, by the Choir’s insurers) for persons working with children and young people.
The Choir recognises the importance of protecting children and young people. The Choir will therefore ensure that all necessary steps are taken to protect from harm those children and young people who sing with the Choir, and also protect all Choir members and volunteers from the risk of false allegations of abuse or poor practice.
All persons participating in the Choir’s activities are entitled to do so in an enjoyable and safe environment. These principles apply to all participants, but young people in particular are entitled to a higher duty of care and to be protected from poor practice and abuse.
The Choir recognises that:
The Choir will seek to keep children and young people safe by:
The Music Director and the Safeguarding Officer will be subject to the Statutory Check. The Choir will ensure that there are always at least three other adult Choir members who are also each subject to the Statutory Check.
The identities of the Music Director and the Safeguarding Officer from time to time, and of those other Choir members who have been checked pursuant to the Statutory Check, will be available at any time on request.
This policy is created by the Committee, which will:
Date of approval by the Committee 19th January 2017; date revised 19th September 2019 (annual reviews).