Child Protection Policy Statement

Bath Academy of Media Makeup (BAMM) acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and the British Accreditation Council (BAC) requirements.

Welfare and Interests of Children

The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children

  • have a positive and enjoyable experience at BAMM in a safe and child centred environment
  • are protected from abuse while participating in the Makeup Workshops provided by BAMM or outside of the activity.

Particularly Vulnerable Children

Bath Academy of Media Makeup acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.

As part of our safeguarding policy, BAMM will:

  • promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
  • ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people
  • ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern
  • ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored
  • prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals
  • ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.


The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Bath Academy of Media Makeup. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the organisation.

The Policy also highlights the course of action for confidential reporting (whistleblowing) of any misconduct. We are committed to achieving the highest standards of service and we encourage freedom of speech from tutors, staff, and students to help achieve this. We encourage any individual to raise serious concerns of wrongdoing within the academy without fear of discrimination, disadvantage or dismissal. Depending of the sensitivity of the issues involved and who is suspected of wrongdoing you can raise concerns with:

Office Manager – Stacey Toulson
Academy Principal – Melanie Weekley
Accounts Manager – Nicola Crump
Creative Director & Senior Tutor – Peter King
British Accreditation Council


The policy will be reviewed a year after development and then every three years, or in the following circumstances:

  • changes in legislation and/or government guidance
  • as required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board, UK Sport and/or Home Country Sports Councils and the British Accreditation Council
  • as a result of any other significant change or event.

Last Update: October 11th, 2018

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