YETGA Theatre School Statement
YETGA Theatre School is a Charity, and offers a large range of different classes for people of all ages, and abilities and we try to keep our costings as
low as possible to enable inclusiveness to all, regardless of race , gender, ability or disability to the best of our ability, knowledge and premises. Our
staff are C.R.B. cleared and trained regularly, and are passionate at what we do, so our work standard is high and energetic, giving a positive, safe and
energetic environment for you or your children, or both!
Child Safety Statement.
Maintaining children's welfare as our paramount concern Providing an environment in which children and young people feel safe, secure, valued and respected;
confident to talk openly and sure of being listened to providing suitable support and guidance so that students have a range of appropriate adults who they feel
confident to approach if they are in difficulties using YETGA Theatre Schools curriculum to provide opportunities for increasing self awareness, self esteem,
assertiveness and decision making through the medium of performing arts and related medium, so that students have a range of contacts and strategies to ensure their
own protection and understand the importance of protecting others. Working with parents to build an understanding of our schools responsibility to ensure the
welfare of all children including the need for referral to other agencies in some situations Ensuring all staff are able to recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse and
are aware of the schools procedures and lines of communication. Monitoring children and young people who have been identified as “in need” including the need for
protection; keeping confidential records and shared only when appropriately required with other professionals developing effective and supportive
liaison with other agencies where required.
Health and Safety Statement.
1. At YETGA Theatre School we are committed to achieving high standards of health, safety and environmental practice.
2. The Management Board expects staff, students, visitors, contractors and other employers who work at the YETGA to share this commitment by complying with
YETGA’s policies and procedures, and to understand that they too have legal and moral obligations to themselves and to one another.
3. We intend to ensure the health and safety of all persons who may be affected by our activities by:
a. Consulting with and involving our staff and students in matters relating to their own health and safety.
b. Providing, managing and maintaining our workplaces, and properties so that they are, as far as reasonably practicable, safe and that risks to health are controlled
to the best of our ability.
c. Providing, managing and maintaining equipment so that it is, so far as reasonably practicable, safe and that risks to health are controlled to the best of our ability.
d. Identifying hazards and conducting formal risk assessments when appropriate in order to minimise the risk for all activities undertaken by YETGA Theatre School.
e. Ensuring that control measures and emergency procedures are: in place; effective ; properly used; monitored and maintained.
f. Implementing systems of work that are safe and where risks to health are controlled.
g. Providing the information, instruction, training and supervision at all levels necessary to ensure that staff and students are competent to supervise or undertake their
work activities and are aware of any related hazards and the measures to be taken to protect against them, and giving adequate information on relevant hazards to any
persons whose health and safety might be affected by them.
h. Keeping up to date with best practice in relation to health and safety and complying with all relevant legislation and authoritative guidance.
i. Monitoring the safety performance of contractors who work for us..
4. Where there are no existing YETGA Theatre school policies or guidance, we expect our staff, students and contractors to implement the highest relevant standards and to
comply with relevant legislation. Where no standards or legislation exist, we will work with our staff, students and contractors to develop systems which comply with best
practice and eliminate or minimise the risks so far as reasonably practicable.
5. We will promote a positive health and safety culture in the YETGA Theatre school and educate our staff and students in health and safety. Wherever possible,
information on health and safety legislation and standards applicable to a particular training course run by us will be included. In areas of work or research which are highly
regulated, staff and students will be expected to attend certain courses as a mandatory requirement.
6. We undertake to continually review yearly and develop our safety management systems, with the overarching aim of conducting our activities in a manner which does
not affect the health and safety of any staff, students, contractors, visitors or members of the public, to the best of our abilities.
Fire Safety statement.
YETGA Theatre School will ensure that we do everything in our power to ensure that all students and the building is safe from fire through our policies and procedures, risk
assessments and that our staff are fully trained in all procedures to ensure that in the event of a fire evacuations are executed in the quickest and safest way possible.