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Safeguarding Policy

This policy applies to all members, volunteers or anyone working on behalf of Cirencester Band

The purpose of this policy:

  1. To protect children, young people and adults with care and support needs who are members of the band.
  2. To provide the committee, members and volunteers with the overarching principles that guide our approach to child protection.

Cirencester Band believes that a child, young person or adult with care and support needs should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk and to keep them safe. We are committed to act in a way that protects them.

Legal Framework

This policy has been drawn up based on the law and guidance that seeks to protect children and adults at risk, namely:

We recognise that:

In addition, we are aware that we have safeguarding responsibilities towards adult members, some of whom may be vulnerable at different times in their lives. The principles outlined above in relation to children also apply to our work with adults. In terms of a legal framework, the arrangements for those over 18 are governed by the Care Act 2014. This Act stipulates that statutory safeguarding duties apply to an adult who:

Keeping children, young people and adults safe

We will seek to keep children, young people and adults safe by:

Useful contacts:

Band Welfare Officer  Jennifer Brazier
Local Police Cirencester Police Station, The Forum, Cirencester GL7 2PG
01242 907200 (office hours) or 101 or 999 as appropriate
Local Authority Children – or 01452 426565
Adults – or 01452 426868
01452 614194 – Gloucestershire out‐of‐hours Emergency Duty Team
NSPCC Helpline – or 0808 800 5000
Childline Helpline – 0800 1111 or
Brass Band England Welfare Officer – 01226 771015


Monitoring and review

The Band Welfare Officer is responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of this policy.

We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.

Last reviewed: 07/04/2019, Signed: (Band Welfare Officer)

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