Creating a safe environment in which to work with children and young people

Children and young people have contact with RSC in many different ways. For example they attend our events and workshops, log onto our website and do work experience with us.

Whenever children and young people come into contact with us we want them to be safe.

We recognise that the RSC is not a child protection agency; however we are committed to working in a child-centred way where the children we work with are valued and respected as individuals, and their views and concerns are listened to. Staff and volunteers should:

  • Treat children with respect 
  • Offer encouragement and praise 
  • Listen to and be take account of children's views 
  • Take concerns about their welfare seriously

We uphold the principle that the child's welfare is paramount and that all children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse.

Our safeguarding procedures are intended to:

  • Offer safeguards to the children with whom we work, and to our members of staff and volunteers
  • Help to maintain professionalism and high standards of practice

Further information regarding the RSC's approach to Safeguarding can be found in the policy below:

RSC Safeguarding Policy (PDF)

Should you have any questions or comments regarding our Safeguarding policy, please contact Adele Cope, Director of Human Resources and Senior Safeguarding Adviser on 01789 412644.

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