Staying Safe and Z-arts

Z-arts has a responsibility to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to ensure the safety of any child or person involved in any activity for which we are responsible.  We take our responsibility seriously to guarantee that everyone who visits Z-arts can enjoy our events and activities in a safe environment.  All staff working with children have an enhanced DBS check and everyone has regular training to ensure our skills and knowledge are current; through awareness, prevention, reporting and responding we will protect the children in our care.

In return Z-arts asks that all of our customers, young or old to engage in activities to the best of their ability and to respect our staff and the other people using the arts centre.

Z-arts believes that the safety and happiness of all children and their families is of the utmost importance regardless of their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief, and/or sexual identity.

In line with our beliefs Z-arts have a zero-tolerance policy of bullying. If you believe or feel you or someone you know are being bullied you must report it immediately to a member of staff who will then report this to the Safeguarding Officer.

Z-arts want to help children and families who visit Z-arts and be able to support them all the time. In this section of the website you will be able to access support and guidance on staying happy & healthy and online. We also have a range of leaflets and information available in Z-arts.

How to stay happy and healthy (for children)

http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

http://www.bullying.co.uk/

https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up

How to stay safe online (for children)

Aged 5-7           http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/

Aged 8 – 10      http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

Ages 11 – 13    http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_13/

Aged 14+          http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/14_plus/

Advice for parents and carers about online safety and helping children to stay happy and heathy
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

http://parentinfo.org/

https://www.youtube.com/user/ceop

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Get-help/Get-help/

http://www.familylives.org.uk/

http://www.nhs.uk/change4life/Pages/change-for-life.asp

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

How to report abuse online

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