Safeguarding (Child Protection)

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 Emma Hilton-Wood, Academic Registrar, who can be contacted on 0161 907 5361 or by email at [email protected]. Our relevant policies are available under Downloads on 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.


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.