Safeguarding advice for dance schools teaching RAD ballet

We support RAD teachers in their commitment to keeping children and vulnerable adults safe while dancing. To support them, we have created a Safeguarding Hub for listing requirements, resources, training opportunities and advice on best practice.


National guidance for child protection in Scotland (Scottish Government, 2021). In Scotland, a child legally becomes an adult when they turn 16, but statutory guidance which supports the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 includes all children and young people up to the age of 18.


Welsh Government (2021) Safeguarding guidance.
Welsh Government (2022) Working together to safeguard people: code for safeguarding practice.

Northern Ireland

Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) (2021) Revised regional core child protection policies and procedures for Northern Ireland.