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22 October 2021

We recognise the need to provide a safe and caring environment for children, young people and adults. We are committed to promoting the wellbeing of all who interact with us - our members, exam candidates, students, staff, contractors and volunteers. 

We have set out our commitment in our safeguarding policy in accordance with statutory guidance. We are also part of the Dance School Safeguarding Working Groups (DSSWG), which is a multi-agency group that provides educational resources to students, parents and schools and works with dance organisations to ensure their members follow good safeguarding practice.

At the ISTD, we support our members to adopt and follow all national and local safeguarding legislation and procedures, in line with the Department for Education Code of Practice Guidance for Keeping Children Safe for Out-of-School Settings. We do this by providing advice, resources and guidance in our Raising Standards hub and by offering a range of free and paid for safeguarding training courses throughout the year. Event and course listings can be found at

Teachers, students and members of the public are encouraged to raise any safeguarding concerns by contacting:


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