The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of everyone participating in our services and working with us. We believe that the welfare of each individual is paramount and are committed to providing a safe place to everyone who comes into contact with us.
This means we have a robust safeguarding policy with regular training on reporting and escalation procedures, and a whistle blowing policy so people can raise any concerns they have confidentially. We regularly review our safeguarding policy and procedures with both our own staff and external experts in this field. This is led by our Group Access and Safeguarding Lead, who has responsibility for ensuring our policies and procedures are of the highest standard and implemented effectively across the group.
We have a number of additional policies in place which support our safeguarding procedures and these include:
- Whistleblowing Policy
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Grievance and disciplinary procedures
- Data Protection Policy
- Recruitment, vetting, induction and training policies and procedures
Some of our staff carry out roles that require them to work with people who are considered to be at higher risk of harm, including both children and adults. For certain roles with ATG you may be asked about convictions or cautions you may have or be required to apply for a check through the Disclosure and Barring Service. This includes all roles with responsibility for our Creative Learning activities and will be required before you start employment. This also applies to some other roles, including those that require a DBS check in order to obtain a license; this will be made clear to you throughout the application process.
We also offer additional comprehensive safeguarding training to staff in relevant positions.