Policy Statement for the protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults, 2020

The Model believes that the welfare of the child, young person and vulnerable adult is paramount. All children, young people and vulnerable adults, whatever their age, culture, ability, gender, sexual orientation, racial origin and religious beliefs have the right to protection from abuse in all it’s forms. We commit to protect all children, young people and vulnerable adults who participate in the arts through our programmes at The Model. Any sense or allegation of abuse will be taken seriously and investigated swiftly and appropriately, and all staff (including volunteers) are fully briefed on the appropriate actions in such instances.

The Model will make sure that children, young people and vulnerable adults are protected by our staff, facilitators, contractors or anyone involved directly in the development and delivery of the arts at The Model. If a complaint or unlawful incident occurs between an artist or arts facilitator and a third party, as a result of The Model’s direct or indirect involvement, The Model will treat the situation with the utmost urgency and confidentiality. We undertake to provide a safe environment and experience, where the welfare of the child, young person and vulnerable adult is to the fore. As part of this policy we commit to undertaking a quality assurance framework self-audit in conjunction with the Arts Council every two years, and to reviewing this policy annually.

This policy will be reviewed on an annual basis by –

Designated Liaison 1:   Marie-Louise Blaney, Education Curator.

Contact:           marielouiseblaney@themodel.ie / 071 91 41405 

Designated Liaison 2:  Emer McGarry, Director

Contact:            emermcgarry@themodel.ie / 071 91 41405

 

If you wish to receive The Model’s Health & Safety Policy Statement for the Protection of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults, contact us at marielouiseblaney@themodel.ie

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