Concerts for Craswall (‘the Charity’) is aware that the protection of children and vulnerable adults is a shared responsibility. The Charity recognises that it is a guiding principle of the law and child protection procedures that the protection and welfare of the child must always be the priority.
At concerts presented by Concerts for Craswall, children and vulnerable adults are protected by the Safeguarding Policy at each host venue.
Children attending concerts with a responsible adult do so under the supervision and control of that adult. The Charity does not admit unaccompanied children to its concerts at venues without their own safeguarding policies.
At such events, students from invited school(s) may support the Charity by assisting with the sale of programmes and other duties. They are protected by the Safeguarding Policy of their school(s), and are always accompanied by responsible staff from their school(s). The Charity does not engage the voluntary services of schoolchildren at its events without the presence of a responsible member of the relevant school staff.
Children from local schools attending, at the Charity’s invitation to their open rehearsals or workshops organised by the Charity, do so as part of an educational visit organised by their schools and are accompanied by staff from their schools, who are responsible for them under the Safeguarding Policies and Procedures of the relevant schools.
Any member of the Charity who has a safeguarding concern at one of the events organised by the Charity, must pass on this concern to one of the Charity’s Officers, who will contact the relevant member of the accompanying teaching staff.
This Safeguarding Policy is reviewed annually.
Adopted by the Trustees of Concerts for Craswall on 5th July 2019