Introduction to Safeguarding and Child Protection

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The focus on 2021 and beyond is raising standards and ensuring that our teachers are able to evidence the mark of quality in their schools.

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Introduction to Safeguarding & Child Protection :Tuesday18 May10:00 - 11:30 BST

This session will introduce the legal framework and fundamentals of safeguarding and child protection in relation to teaching dance. Whether you want to recap or learn afresh as a new teacher, this introductory session will relate specifically to dance practice and will offer you elements to consider and explore further.

What you will learn:

  • What is Safeguarding? What is Child Protection?
  • How and Why does this apply to dancers? In studio and online.
  • 4 categories of harm.
  • Risks of child-on-child harm.
  • Relevant case studies and examples.

About Kayleigh Chambers

Kayleigh has been an ISTD member for almost 20 years, teaching Ballroom, Latin-American, Disco/Freestyle and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Kayleigh was trained as a child and professional by Ann Lister and Louise Inman. As well as teaching for exams and competitions, Kayleigh teaches social dancers, wedding dances, for her Local Authority and several local education settings.

Aside from dancing, Kayleigh has worked professionally in Child Protection for over 10 years including for Fire & Rescue Services, Education settings, Special Educational Settings and a leading National Children’s charity. She has a degree in Education and Early Childhood Studies and is a qualified project manager.

About Victoria Race

Victoria runs Dance School Safeguarding Services, an organisation which was created to empower dance teachers by providing high quality safeguarding training tailored to those teaching in the performing arts industry. Victoria is a specialist safeguarding trainer with extensive experience delivering training for local authorities and on behalf of local safeguarding children’s partnerships. Through Dance School Safeguarding Services Victoria has provided training and consultation services for Dance Associations, Professional Dance Companies, Production Companies and over 250 independent freelance dance teachers. In addition Victoria is a dance school owner, Fellow of the International Dance Teachers Association and teacher of the new Rambert Creative Contemporary Dance Grades, with 20 years dance teaching experience. She has a BA hons degree in dance, MEd.dip in Dance Education (from the Royal Academy of Dance) and a PGCE which she has used over the years to develop an exciting variety of teaching experiences.

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