Child Protection Policy

Child protection Policy

Reviewed  16/05/2022

Crown & Glory Pageant operates a strict child protection policy to ensure the safety of all our contestants.  It is important to read this policy carefully and contact Hannah Tordoff Director or Hannah Travers Safeguarding officer should you have any questions or concerns. 

Crown and Glory pageants accepts contestants from the age of 5 years old and is aware of the obligations to help safeguard children and young people. 

Parents/Legal Guardians will be made aware when the enter their child into Crown & Glory of our child protection policy as well as being e-mailed about any changes/updates that may happen.  Parents/Legal Guardians will also be informed at the event of the policy and asked to re-read and sign to say that they understand and agree on the day. 

Parental responsibility:

Before anyone under the age of 18 can enter the competition, they must have written consent from a parent or legal Guardian, who is confirming they have read this policy and are aware of what the pageant involves and the child is fit and healthy to compete in the pageant over the weekend. 

Mother and or female legal guardian always have full responsibility to look after their child or persons under 18.  This includes during the show where they are expected to be in the changing rooms, however, can watch their child onstage, so they can show their support. During this time the children will be behind the stage with our council approved enhanced DBS checked Chaperones for a limited time until they go onto stage for a short period of time. 

Parents or legal guardians must not accept responsibility for looking after anyone else’s child for any time frame.

Children’s physical and mental health is very important to us and we would appreciate it if parents/Guardians could disclose any challenges their children may be facing.  If it is deemed that taking part in the pageant could further damage the child’s health in anyway, then the appropriateness of their participation will be investigated. 

All decisions will be made by Hannah Tordoff and Hannah Travers after a discussion with the Parent/Legal Guardian and the decision will be final.

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Rounds:

All parents are aware that rounds consists of Interview, opening dance, Fun Fashion, be you round & Evening gowns.  All outfits during each round must be age appropriate and contestants will be marked down if this is not the case.  In extreme cases the child/young person may not be allowed to participate in the show.

Be You wear will replace the sports round for under 18’s.  Be You wear must not be anything that resembles a swimming costume for example gymnastics leotards.

 

 

 

Contractors & Volunteers:

As parents are always to be present, this event does not require our director Hannah & safeguarding Hannah Travers to be DBS checked however, upon starting their day, they will have a discussion with Hannah Travers who is currently in charge of safe guarding about signs to look out for and how to report any behaviour they are concerned about.

Team members such as chaperones will be council approved with enhanced DBS checks.

Photographer has an up to date DBS check and Presenter has a enhanced DBS check. 

Our Event Medical Team who will be present during the entire event are enhanced DBS checked and Insured.

Contractors & Volunteers will never be left alone with a child/children at any time and will not be able to enter backstage under any circumstances. 

Any concerns raised by parents regarding helpers will be taken seriously and investigated straight away. 

Contractor &/or Volunteer will be removed from the event while an investigation takes place.

 

Photography and live streaming of event:

Before the event we must have every contestant’s permission for photography and live streaming.  Where a parent/guardian does not wish for photos to be taken or live stream of their child’s performance we will ensure this does not happen.  We will also ensure that at the beginning of the event that we advise spectators that photography is not allowed during the show.

 

All parents/guardians must sign to approve that Crown & Glory Pageants may use photos taken at the show and the contestant workshop the night before can be used for promotional purposes.