Safeguarding and Prevention

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is aimed at protecting vulnerable children and adults from harm. Joss Arnott Dance (JAD) acknowledges our duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults at risk and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and best practice.

What is Prevent?

Part of JAD’s Safeguarding duty also includes protecting vulnerable individuals from the risk of radicalisation and extremism. Prevent is one of four national strands within CONTEST, the UK’s long-term Counter Terrorism Strategy. The Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 requires JAD to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’.

What we do at JAD

  • Have clear policies and procedures in place relation to Safeguarding & Prevent.
  • Have a designated Safeguarding Officer across all of JAD’s provision.
  • Support a culture of vigilance across JAD so all our staff, freelancers, volunteers, collaborators and participants feel supported in raising a concern.
  • Take all concerns seriously and act upon them in a timely and appropriate manner, referring to specialist services as appropriate and in accordance with our statutory responsibilities.
  • Have a thorough recruitment process, making sure staff are appropriate to work with our audiences, communities and diverse participants.

Reporting a concern

JAD are dedicated to Safeguarding all our participants, collaborators and staff.

If you have a Safeguarding query, are worried about yourself or someone you know, please contact our Safeguarding Officer, Pamela Crowe, email pamela@jossarnottdance.com

Safeguarding & Remote Education

At JAD we have adjusted to working remotely. Our safeguarding procedures remain at the centre of our work and have been, and will continue to be, reviewed and adjusted to take into consideration the changing landscape of provision during Covid-19.

Download JAD’s Safeguarding Policy Statement

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