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Child Safe and Child-friendly Policy

Achieving Excellence in Dance

Our policy guides staff, volunteers and students on how to behave with kids in our
organization. This policy focuses on how we can encourage kids to participate in our
organization and make it safe for them.

All Dance Element Studios staff, teachers, volunteers and student supervisors must at all
times observe protocols for child protection, and in particular obtain a current police check.

Participation

Dance Element Studios supports the active participation of kids in our organization. We
listen to kids views, respect what they say and involve them when we make decisions,
especially about matters that will directly affect them.

Support staff, Volunteers and students

We promote respect, fairness and consideration for all staff, volunteers and students.
All staff, volunteers and students have a more senior officer assigned to support and
supervise their work.

Recruitment

Dance Element Studios will maintain a consistent recruitment; screening and selection
process to ensure all staff is suitable and legally able to commence work with Dance Element
Studios.

The high level of staff conduct maintained by Dance Element Studios will be kept through
holding interviews; background/reference checks and ensuring staff hold a current working
with children’s check and police check.

Dealing with complaints

Parents and students are encouraged to voice concerns or complaints to Natalie Newling –
Director, Dance Element Studios.

Complaints are handled with care and taken seriously by all staff relating to any offence or
concern. Necessary action will be taken to ensure both parent and student are cared for and
complaint or concern is dealt with appropriately and efficiently.

Communication

Regular information sessions for staff will be held to ensure child safe policy is kept up to
date and Dance Element Studios staff are informed of changes.
Our policy will be discussed during induction sessions for all new staff, volunteers and
students.

Parents will have access to our child safe policy online and through soft copy included in our
welcome package.

Review

The policy and guidelines will be reviewed every two years and incorporate comments and
suggestions from parents and staff.