Safer Dance - Supporting the Conversation
Published July 2021
"Safer Dance - Supporting the conversation" is a resource for Safeguarding Leads across all sectors to increase understanding of the particular safeguarding issues which relate to dance in out-of-school settings. This will be most useful for those who run dance schools and those who work with or support children who attend such schools
We hope that you find the document useful in your practice and as an aid to discussions about safeguarding in dance with others. Please be aware that to someone new to safeguarding, reading this document ‘cold’ without a briefing or discussion of some of the concepts, could prove shocking to the reader, as the content will encourage the mind to travel to difficult places. This document would most usefully help form the basis for several conversations in which the focus of the conversation is one element or area of consideration that is covered in the document. The complete document itself could then be a useful aide memoire and/or further resource.
If you have any questions, concerns or wish to feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Keeping children safe in out-of-school settings
New Department for Education guidance intended for dance schools and their parents:
We highly recommend all dance schools engage with this guidance designed to ensure the children you teach are safe.
The Dance School Safeguarding Working Group aims to produce supplementary documents for the dance school sector.