Safeguarding

The RNCM is committed to ensuring the safety and welfare of children and vulnerable adults studying in the College by raising awareness of safeguarding and promoting a safe environment in which to learn and explore music.

The College’s Senior Designated Person responsible for safeguarding is Ms Susan Baines, Vice Principal (Operations), who can be contacted on 0161 907 5321 or by email at susan.baines@rncm.ac.uk. Our relevant policies are available as downloads to the right hand side of this page, along with useful links to further information about safeguarding.

Staff Training

The RNCM provides appropriate training for staff and actively promotes a culture of safeguarding throughout the institution, to ensure that all staff are aware of their responsibilities for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

Recruitment

Staff applying for relevant positions will be checked through the Disclosure and Barring Scheme before appointment is confirmed (all teaching staff are required to be cleared through DBS before teaching commences). The College expects all staff to understand and adhere to the Child Protection Policy.

Keeping Children Safe in Music

The Keeping Children Safe in Music series is a joint initiative between the Musicians’ Union, the NSPCC, MusicLeader and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). The short video series below is a useful resource and offers guidance to music practitioners on a range of child protection issues.