H Dance Collective

Privacy Policy

Safeguarding Policy

H Dance Collective (HDC)


Hannah Louise Mills (owner at HDC) acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and local authority requirements.

The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socio-economic background, all children:

·        Have a positive and enjoyable experience of dance at HDC in a safe and child-centred environment – whilst under the care and support of Hannah Louise Mills

·        Are protected from abuse whilst participating in dance at HDC or outside of the activity

(HDC acknowledges that some children, including deaf and disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.)

As part of our safeguarding policy, Hannah and HDC will:

·        Promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people

·        Ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people

·        Ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern

·        Ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored


The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in H Dance Collective. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal or exclusion from the organisation.



The policy will be reviewed a year after development and then every three years, or in the following circumstances:

·        Changes in legislation and/or government guidance

·        As required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board

·        As a result of any other significant change or event

(Last reviewed 23rd March 2021)