What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding is aimed at protecting vulnerable children and adults from harm, Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults at risk and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice.
What is Prevent?
Part of NSCD’s Safeguarding duty also includes protecting vulnerable individuals from the risk of radicalisation and extremism. Prevent is one of four national strands within CONTEST, the UK’s long term Counter Terrorism Strategy. The Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 requires NSCD to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’.
What we do at NSCD
Reporting a concern
If you are worried about yourself or someone you know at NSCD please contact a member of staff who will refer this to a member of the Safeguarding team. Full list of our Safeguarding Team is below
Safeguarding & Remote Education
At NSCD we have adjusted to working remotely with our students, our Safeguarding procedures remain an the centre of our work and have / will be adjusted to take into consideration the changing landscape of provision during Covid 19. For further information on keeping safe online for parents and children that may access our work please see the links at the bottom of the page.
For those living in Leeds this list contains key contact numbers to help people through the coronavirus outbreak including:
Leeds Domestic Violence Service helpline
Cancer Support Helpline
COVID-19 support line for anyone in Leeds with family members or friends who are critically ill, or have died from any illness during COVID-19.
Emergency food response
Helpline number for those that are self-isolating and don’t have friends or family nearby.
Download our Prevent Statement & Policy and / or Child Protection and Adult at Risk Policy Statement
NSCD are dedicated to Safeguarding all our students and staff, if you have a Safeguarding concern or query please contact our Safeguarding Team, by phone on 0113 2193006 or email email@example.com.
Safeguarding Lead – Tracy Witney
Safeguarding Officers – Francesca McCarthy, Rose Chadwick, Matthew Slater, Phil Sanger, Eric Assandri & Hannah Perry.
NSCD work in partnership with the Prevent Regional Coordinator (North East) as part of the Due Diligence & Counter Extremism Division of the Department of Education
One Minute Guides –
Leeds Safeguarding Adults – Easy Read Guide
Use these resources to support parents and carers to keep their children safe online: