Norfolk Music Service understands the importance of effective safeguarding arrangements in every local area and should be underpinned by two key principles:
- Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility: for services to be effective each professional and organisation should play their full part
- A child-centred approach: For services to be effective, they should be based on a clear understanding of the needs and views of CYP.
The Music Service ensures that a culture of openness exists within the organisation and with its partners. The Music Service enables all staff and those who work with us to make informed and confident decisions regarding safeguarding issues, and takes all concerns and allegations of abuse seriously. The Music Service expects everyone (staff, Board, partners, agency staff, volunteers and anyone working on behalf of the Music Service) to have read, understood and adhere to its Safeguarding Policy and related procedures, except where it has been formally agreed that another appropriate policy provides greater protection for CYP.
- Norfolk Music Service Safeguarding Policy (pdf, updated March 2020)
- Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE, September 2019)
- Guidance for safer working practice for those working with children and young people in education settings (Safer Recruitment Consortium, May 2019) (pdf)
- What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused (Dfe, March 2015) (pdf)
- Working together to Safeguard Children (DfE, July 2018)
- Norfolk Safeguarding Children Partnership
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers (DfE, March 2020)