Best Start Music Lesson's Child Safe Policy.
Our policy guides staff, educators and students on how to behave with children in our service. The policy focuses on how we can promote kids’ participation and make our music lessons safer for them. Our policy guides staff, volunteers and students on how to behave with kids in our organisation.
Support for children’s participation
Best Start Music Lessons supports the active participation of children in our service. We listen to children’s views and respect what they say.
Support for staff and educators
We promote respect, fairness and consideration for all educators, co-ordinators, students and volunteers.
All new staff, volunteers and students will receive a copy of the Child Safe Policy, Code of Conduct and our Complaints policy.
Our service will maintain a rigorous and consistent recruitment, screening and selection process for educators and co-ordinators.
We will ensure all educators and service staff have a Working With Children Check, a Police Check and have at least 3 references (personal and or work) who are checked via phone. We will promote our code of conduct and the fact that our service is a Child Safe Service in all of our recruitment material.
Children, educators and families can raise complaints by approaching any staff member within the service who will then report the issue to the Child Safety Contact person.
Our service has a Child Safety Contact Person appointed to manage all complaints.
The Child Safety Contact person is Sarah Broughton Stalbow: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our policy will be available on our website: www.beststartmusic.com.
Our policy will be discussed during induction sessions for all new educators/co-ordinators/volunteers.
All new families will be referred to the website for information about the Policy, Code of Conduct and Dealing with Complaints process.
The policy and guidelines will be reviewed every two years and incorporate comments and suggestions from children, families, educators, co-ordinators, volunteers and students.