Child Protection Policy

Dance World Cup is an amateur International dance competition which helps create thousands of educational performance opportunities for children and young people every year from around the world.

Dance World Cup is committed to ensuring safe environments for children and young people and believe that it is always unacceptable for a child or a young person to experience abuse of any kind. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people, by a commitment to recommend best practice which protects them.

This policy applies to our Board of Directors, paid staff, Judges, volunteers, students or anyone working on behalf of Dance World Cup Ltd.

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, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people‚Äôs welfare.

The purpose of the policy:

  • to provide protection for the children and young people who participate at Dance World Cup
  • to provide staff 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

We will seek to safeguard children and young people by:

  • value them, listen to them, respect them
  • adopting child protection guidelines through procedures and safe working practice for staff and volunteers
  • sharing information about child protection and safe working practice with children, parents, staff and volunteers
  • sharing information about concerns with agencies who need to know, anda involving parents and children appropriately
  • recruiting staff and volunteers safely ensuring all necessary checks are made
  • providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training

Dance World Cup Ltd will review this policy each year in February in line with Safe Network guidance or sooner in light of any changes in legislation and guidance. All changes will be communicated to our Staff in time for the start of any Dance World Cup event.

February 2021