If you are worried about anything which may have occurred in or around the out-of-school dance school sector, please follow the recommended guidance (DfE link), namely:
If you have concerns about an organisation or event, first raise concerns with the provider. If the situation is not resolved, please escalate the issue by calling the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or by contacting the local authority designated officer (LADO). To find your local authority, go to Find your local council and enter the postcode of your setting.
Please note the LADO role exists in England only. In the devolved nations please contact:
· Scotland: contact the local social work team and Police Scotland
· Northern Ireland: Health and Social Care Trust Gateway Service Team and Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI)
· Wales: local child protection services and the police
If you believe a child is in immediate danger of harm, please call the police on 999.
If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact the NSPCC Helpline on
0808 800 5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children and young people can call Childline (24-hour helpline) on 0800 1111 to talk over any worries.
For further information about child abuse see NSPCC guidance: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/what-if-suspect-abuse/
Abuse against adults
Any instances of abuse against adults can be reported to the local authority adult social care services. Contact details can be found on your local authority website.
Go to "Where to find support" page for further information.