SAFEGUARDING POLICY

How Frodsham & District Choral Society operates

The Choir is a Registered Charity administered by Officers and other committee members who are elected to serve on the Committee. Rehearsals are run by our self-employed Musical Director with a professional accompanist. From time to time Frodsham & District Choral Society organises other events such as choral workshops and Come and Sing days.

The Choir does not advertise itself as an activity suitable for children. It happens only rarely that a young person joins, rehearses and performs with us.

Choir rehearsals and performances are group activities, and there is no need for a member of the choir to be alone with another member of any age. The Choir is therefore unlikely to be targeted by a person seeking opportunities to abuse children. Nonetheless the Trustees of the Choir recognise the need to safeguard the welfare of any young person with whom we may work or come into contact.

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Frodsham & District Choral Society (FDCS)  -  Child Safeguarding Policy 

This policy applies to all members and trustees, volunteers or anyone working on behalf of FDCS.

The purpose of this policy:

Introduction:

FDCS understands that safeguarding is the process of protecting children from harm – whether the harm is caused by accidents, deliberate abuse (physical, emotional, sexual), neglect, bullying, discrimination or prejudice or failure to help children. FDCS has a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people who come into contact with FDCS activities and to keep them safe. We are committed to operate in a way that protects them.

We recognise that:

We will seek to keep children and young people safe by:

We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.

 

This policy was last reviewed on:  10 November, 2016

 

Frodsham & District Choral Society (FDCS)  -  Child Safeguarding Policy 

Compliance / Actions to be taken by the Trustees / Members

As and when minors apply to join FDCS we will:

1. Obtain written permission from their parent / guardian

2. Appoint one or more adult member(s) to act as mentor / supporter with parental permission and obtain CRB/enhanced DBS checks, as necessary ·

List of contacts:

The Designated Person (Safeguarding Officer): Morag Bragger (Enhanced DBS checked.)

The Chair: Sue Zlosnik