This guidance, created by the UK Government for England, is best practice for all dance teachers, but please acknowledge national equivalents - guidance, laws, and standards.
The full guidance document for providers of out-of-school settings can be read here.
Why do we need to follow this guidance?
By law, you must take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of the children who attend your classes and protect them from harm.
The Guidance will help you run safe settings to ensure the welfare of the children attending them. The actions outlined are good practice and should be supported by effective leadership and training. You are encouraged to put in place robust policies, that are regularly reviewed, to help you meet your duty of care towards all children attending your classes.
The Guidance is broken down into four helpful sections, which provide checklists, guidance, example scenarios, and questions that a parent or career might ask you.
Please note guidance might vary depending on whether you are a:
- Large provider: (5 or more volunteers or paid staff members)
- Small provider: (4 or fewer volunteers or paid staff members)
- Volunteer, paid employee, or lone provider.