Safeguarding and child protection

All Arts Council England-funded organisations, individuals and projects that work with children and young people or adults at risk of abuse, are required to have a safeguarding policy in place.

Policies

All of our funding agreements have terms and conditions about safeguarding so that the requirements are clear.

Unfortunately we cannot offer advice on a safeguarding policy - you will need to take expert and legal advice. We recommend that you contact the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), who offer a range of information, advice, training and resources for organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, and adults at risk of abuse.

If we receive an allegation

If we receive an allegation in good faith that children and young people or vulnerable adults may be at risk through a funded organisation, individual or project, we will contact the appropriate authorities. 

Our Staff

Arts Council staff do not work directly with children and young people or adults at risk of abuse as part of their jobs and therefore do not have Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. 

Our staff cannot be left in sole charge of children and young people or vulnerable adults when visiting an organisation, individual, project or performance, and will refuse to do so if asked.

 

Downloads

Safeguarding policy statement

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