Your Child‘s Safety
Your children‘s welfare and
happiness is our utmost priority. By putting safety first, your children
can feel secure and confident, and you can relax. Our staff are fully
qualified, well trained and CRB checked. Our company is regulated and
licensed by appropriate bodies.
Below we have compiled a list of what to ask for when choosing your
child‘s activity holiday:
The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)
checks police records and information held by the ISA (Independent
Safeguarding Authority), in order to approve an application to work
with children. Everybody whose work includes contact with children
should carry an up–to–date CRB check. At ACT 2 CAM we ensure
that all our staff obtain Enhanced CRB checks to work with children
and carry their original Enhanced CRB disclosure document. It is an
essential document which helps to safeguard young people and give parents
peace of mind.
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
To work lawfully as a Teacher in
the UK you must have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Unqualified teachers
may not legally be known as “Teachers”, although they may
be be known as “Instructors”. While we recognise the valid
contribution of unqualified instructors to children‘s activities,
here at ACT 2 CAM we insist on high quality teacher training and qualifications
from our staff.
Ask for General Teaching Council England (GTCE) Membership
The GTCE is a professional body
which keeps records of Qualified Teachers in England. Being a registered,
qualified teacher is an important assurance to the public and parents
about the high quality of the teacher workforce at ACT 2 CAM.
“The purpose of the GTCE is to protect children and young
people by insuring that the conduct and practice of those on the
register does not fall short of expected standards”
Code of Conduct (PDF)
Our exacting standards fully comply
with the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DSCF) guidelines.
Hundreds of schools across the UK entrust their creative activity courses
to us. Local authorities support us, as we demand the highest safety
standards at every level. We carry out rigorous risk assessments and
our comprehensive training programmes ensure all our staff are fully
versed in safety procedure and expectations.
and Safety Guidelines (PDF)
We have full public liability insurance
through Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd, for all the activities we undertake.
We do not arrange additional insurance because our activities are
low-risk and take place in such safe environments, however, we can
put you in touch with a reputable company should you wish to arrange
your own insurance.
Please contact us if you have any
queries about our Putting Safety First policy. We want to guarantee
you peace of mind, so you can relax in the knowledge that your children
can be safe and feel safe during their time with us.
We want your children to feel confident to embrace every new experience
we offer at ACT 2 CAM, so that they can return home filled with with
excitement, tales of new achievements and a host of new friends.
Child Protection Policy
Our Child Protection Policy is available to download here (PDF).