Safeguarding Policy

Our Safeguarding Policy

This policy applies to all staff, including senior managers, paid staff, sessional workers, students, or anyone on behalf of the name of Multiply Music Group Ltd or associated with the class ‘Multiply Music’. The purpose of this policy:

  1. To protect children and young people who receive Multiply Music Group Ltd services. This includes the children of adults who use our services.
  2. To provide staff and volunteers with the overarching principles that guide our approach to safeguarding and child protection.

Multiply Music Group believe that a child or young person should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. We are committed to practice in a way that protects them.

Legal Framework

This policy has been drawn up based on law and guidance that seeks to protect children, namely.

  1. Children Act 1989
  2. United Convention of the Rights of the Child 1991
  3. Data Protection Act 1998
  4. Human Rights Act 1998
  5. Sexual Offences Act 2003
  6. Children Act 2004
  7. Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
  8. Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
  9. Children and Families Act 2014
  10. Special educational needs and disability (SEND) code of practice: 0 – 25 years – Statutory guidance for organisations which work with and support children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities; HM Government 2014
  11. Information sharing; Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents, and carers; HM Government 2015
  12. Working together to safeguarding children: a guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; HM Government 2015

This policy should be read alongside our policies and procedures on:

  1. Recruitment, induction, and training
  2. Role of the designated safeguarding officer
  3. Dealing with disclosures and concerns about a child or young person
  4. Managing allegations against staff and volunteer
  5. Recording and information sharing
  6. Code of conduct for staff and volunteers
  7. Safer recruitment
  8. E-safety, Anti-bullying
  9. Complaints
  10. Whistleblowing XI. Health and safety
  11. Training, supervision, and support XIII. One working policy and procedure XIV. Quality assurance

We Recognise That:

  1. The welfare of the child is paramount, as enshrined in the Children act 1989.
  2. All children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation, or identity, have a right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.
  3. Some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues.
  4. Working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers, and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.
  5. Cyberbullying, FGM and Extremism / Radicalisation are real and areas of vigilance and concern.

We Will Seek to Keep Children and Young People Safe By:

  1. Valuing them, listening to, and respecting them
  2. Appointing a Designated Safeguarding Office (DSO) for children and young people
  3. Adopting child protection and safeguarding practices through procedures and a code of conduct for staff and volunteers
  4. Developing and implementing an effective e-safety policy and related procedures
  5. Providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support, training, and quality assurance measures
  6. Recruiting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made.
  7. Recording and storing information professionally and securely and sharing information about safeguarding and good practice with children, their families, staff and volunteers via leaflets, posters, one-to-one discussions
  8. Using our safeguarding procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies who need to know and involving children, young people, parents, families, and carers appropriately.
  9. Using our procedures to manage any allegations against staff and volunteers appropriately.
  10. Creating and maintaining an anti-bullying environment and ensuring that we have a policy and procedure to help us deal effectively with any bullying that does arise.
  11. Ensuring that we have effective complaints and whistleblowing measures in place.
  12. Ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment for our children, young people, staff, and volunteers, by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance.
  13. Ensuring that children are made aware of Cyberbullying and how it’s wrong to be unkind or rude to any person which you may communicate with online.
  14. Protect children from FGM, Extremism / Radicalisation as these are areas of vigilance and concern.


Keeping Children Safe In Education (KCSIE)

  • Should there be a need for police investigations Multiply Music will look for an appropriate adult to be present (This usually involves: usually a parents, guardian, or social worker) whilst a student Is being questions or detained by the police.
  • Digital Screening: At Multiply Music we want to ensure safe training / recruitment processes. Therefore, we will consider online screening / reviewing all shortlisted candidates who we may consider for our teaching positions for correct due diligence by searching for any public information which could be brought up with the applicant in an interview.
  • Domestic abuse: Domestic abuse can be psychological, physical, sexual, financial, or emotional. Children can be victims of domestic abuse. They may see, hear, or experience the effects of abuse at home and/or suffer domestic abuse in their own intimate relationships (teenage relationship abuse). All of which can have a detrimental and long-term impact on their health, well-being, development, and ability to learn.
  • Indicators of neglect and abuse: Harm can include ill treatment that is not physical as well as the impact of witnessing ill treatment of others. This can be particularly relevant, for example, in relation to the impact on children of all forms of domestic abuse. Children may be abused in a family or in an institutional or community setting by those known to them or, more rarely, by others.
  • Terminology going forward referring to peer-on-peer abuse replaced by child-on-child abuse to reduce confusion.
  • Early intervention: To help aid early intervention, Multiply Music will keep a record of any / all ‘Low level’ concerns and monitor these to ensure that any issues that arise are caught early and reduce risk to help safeguard children.

Contact Details

Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO)

Name: Huw Williams

Phone/email: 07728 222280 /


NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000

We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually. This policy was last reviewed on:

DATE: 29/02/2024