Safeguarding Children and Young People
- Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility and everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play.
- All adults coming into contact with children through Music Hub activity will maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned.
- When concerned about the welfare of a child, adults will always act in the best interests of the child and if any member of our community has a safeguarding concern about any child or adult, they should act and act immediately.
- The Safeguarding and Wellbeing of children and young people is a priority for all partners of Cumbria Music Hub. The Hub Lead Organisation makes every effort to fulfil our statutory duty to ‘safeguard and promote the welfare of children’ in all of our learning delivery and we expect our Hub Partners to do the same.
- Our Hub Safeguarding Guidelines are underpinned by the Westmorland and Furness Music Service Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, which follow the Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidelines.
What to do if you have concerns about a child
- If your concern is urgent and needs a response during weekday office hours please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead.
- If your concern needs a response outside of office hours (weekends, bank holidays, and between 5pm and 8am during the week) and you believe the child to be at risk of immediate danger dial 999 and speak to the Police.
- If you believe there is a safeguarding concern which requires an urgent social work response out of hours call the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0333 373 2724