Dance School Safeguarding Working Group
The Dance School Safeguarding Working Group is a collective voice promoting high standards of safeguarding in the Dance School sector in order to protect children and young adults.
Created by like-minded professionals and academics in the dance school and safeguarding sectors, the group has the following mission:
To help protect children and vulnerable adults who attend dance teaching in out-of-school settings (“the sector”) in the UK by supporting and facilitating the implementation of high standards of safeguarding.
Professor Peter Flew, Chair, Safer Dance - the Dance School Safeguarding Working Group
Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the School of Education, University of Roehampton, London
Trustee, Royal Academy of Dance
Update - 11th July 2022
NSPCC create guidance on Preventing Abuse in Positions of Trust in Dance.
The law relating to children aged 16 and 17 has changed. We asked the NSPCC to create a version of their guidance document specifically for dance. Thank you to the NSPCC for this helpful document.
Download the guidance on our Resources page.
Update - 5th May 2022
Free Guide to Recruiting a Specialist Dance Teacher, created by industry experts, now available to support school leaders.
Primary and Secondary School leaders are encouraged to bring the transformational joy of dance into their schools, but they must not be dazzled by an impressive list of performances on a CV.
Download a free guide on our Resources page.
Update - 12th April 2022
Update - 10th March 2022
To coincide with our presenting at Move It, we have launched a number of free resources to help dance schools with safeguarding. They can be found here: Resources. We shall be in the Seminar Theatre on Friday afternoon https://www.moveitdance.co.uk/friday-talks-programme/