The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre works with children, young people and vulnerable adults, delivering sessions in acting, movement, voice and technical theatre skills that aim to be educational and fun. This can only be achieved in an atmosphere of trust and respect. We have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all its staff and students and this policy and procedures document provides a clear framework within which this will happen.
We are committed to ensuring the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We believe that:
- The welfare of the child is paramount
- All participants in our youth theatre, without exception, have the right to protection from abuse.
- All suspicion and allegations of abuse should be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
- All staff employed within the youth theatre and participation department have a responsibility to report concerns to the appropriate officer.
We have adopted the below Safeguarding Policy to be certain that we are doing everything in our power to ensure the safety and protection of all those participating in all aspects of our youth theatre.