Child Protection Policy

Victoria’s Dance Academy aims to provide a happy, healthy and safe environment where children can learn to dance.

Victoria’s Dance Academy believes children have the right to be safe and secure and free from threat, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality or beliefs.

Victoria’s Dance Academy will act with integrity, treating children with respect, listening to their concerns and acting upon them.

Principal of Victoria’s Dance Academy, Victoria Keast, is a Registered Teacher of both the Royal Academy of Dance and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Victoria must therefore follow both boards Code of Professional Conduct, with a commitment to students and parents, ensuring that students will receive professional tuition from a qualified teacher with appropriate facilities following safe practice.

Any person teaching for Victoria’s Dance Academy will be in receipt of a Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) disclosure. They will be expected to adhere to the Royal Academy of Dance and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Code of Professional Conduct.

Photography/videography will only take place with consent from parents/carers. Consent will also be sought if this material is used for publicity. Children that appear in photographs on will not be named. To reduce the risk of inappropriate use of images, only images deemed suitable will be used. Anyone with any complaints about images posted on the website/Facebook page can speak to the principal Victoria Keast and the images will be removed. The expectations for parents or spectators who wish to take photographs or film at an event are to avoid inappropriate or intrusive photography. Any child or parent who has concerns regarding inappropriate or intrusive photography must report their concerns to Victoria Keast who will act in the same manner as they would with any other child protection concern.

Victoria’s Dance Academy has procedures in place to help any child who appears to be at risk or appears to be the victim of abuse. We will provide help and support if any child tells us they are affected by these issues.

Principal Victoria Keast is specifically responsible for children and child protection and can be contacted on 07854011654. Victoria’s Dance Academy has a child protection policy as we are taking the initiative in making our organisation as safe as possible for children. In writing the policy we used STOPCHECK an NSPCC guide for organisations to safeguard children and the procedures we will follow are as laid down within these guidelines.