Colman Creative Academy believes that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind and recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people, by a commitment to practice which protects them.


We recognise that:

  • The welfare of the child/young person is paramount

  • All children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse

  • Working in partnership with children, young people, their parents and carers is essential in promoting young people’s welfare

The purpose of the policy:

  • To provide protection for the children and young people who receive Colman Creative Academy's services, including the children of adult members or users.

  • To provide teachers and volunteers with guidance on procedures they should adopt in the event that they suspect a child or young person may be experiencing, or be at risk of, harm

  • This policy applies to all teachers including volunteers, students or anyone working on behalf of Colman Creative Academy.

We will seek to safeguard children and young people by:

  • Valuing them, listening to and respecting them

  • Adopting child protection guidelines through procedures and a code of conduct for instructors and volunteers

  • Recruiting instuctors and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made

  • Sharing information about child protection and good practice with children, parents, instructors and volunteers

  • Sharing information about concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents and children appropriately

  • Providing effective management for instructors and volunteers through supervision, support and training

  • We are also committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.

For further information, please visit our Child Protection Policy