Subscriptions We have a suggested subscription of £20 per concert for players. Subscriptions can be paid in cash to Dan at a rehearsal or by Bank Transfer to: Lloyds Bank Account name North Devon Sinfonia Sort code 309049 Account no. 02480430
All full orchestra rehearsals are held in the Memorial Hall of West Buckland School. Take the A361 out of Barnstaple, turn first left, signed West Buckland. Go through the village, the school is half a mile the other side of the village. The Memorial Hall is at the top of the right hand wing of the main building. Please park in the official Car Parks. Turn left shortly after entering the driveway.
May 9th 2020, Tavistock Festival, is likely to be postponed or cancelled
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending, soloist Cecilia Lamon
Chopin Piano Concerto No 2, soloist Clara Sherratt
Dvorak Symphony No 7
Watch this space!
June 27th 2020, Exeter Cathedral with West Buckland Choirs. No decision yet.
Chaminade: Flute Concertino
Songs from the Opera
Watch this space
November 28th, 7.30pm, Queens Theatre, Barnstaple
Details to follow
This document is the Safeguarding Policy for the North Devon Sinfonia, which will be followed by all the members of the organisation and followed and promoted by those in a position of leadership within the organisation.
The objectives of the Orchestra are as set out in the Constitution.
It is appreciated that a young person may become vulnerable to abuse by adults. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the actions of any adult in the context of the activities of the orchestra are transparent and safeguard and promote the welfare of all young people.
The children and young people who play in the orchestra play in the company of adults.
Children and young people may socialise with other children and young people during break times.
If any person, adult, parent or child has any concerns about any member of the organisation they should raise this in the first instance with Tim Baker or Simon Robilliard, who are the designated Safeguarding Contacts in the orchestra. Any issues raised will be investigated and dealt with under the supervision of Mr Graham Hill (Deputy headteacher in charge of safeguarding at The Ilfracombe Academy).
Principles upon which the Safeguarding Policy is based.
- The welfare of a child or young person will always be paramount.
- The welfare of families will be promoted
- The rights, wishes and feelings of children, young people and their families will be respected and listened to.
- Those people in positions of responsibility within the organisation will work in accordance with the interests of children and young people and follow the policy outlined below.
- Those people in positions of responsibility within the organisation will ensure that the same opportunities are available to everyone and that all differences between individuals will be treated with respect.
Immediate Action to Ensure Safety
Immediate action may be necessary at any stage in involvement with children and families.
IN ALL CASES IT IS VITAL TO TAKE WHATEVER ACTION IS NEEDED TO SAFEGUARD THE CHILDREN
- If emergency medical attention is required this can be secured by calling an ambulance (dial 999) or taking a child to the nearest Accident and Emergency department
- If a child is in immediate danger the police should be contacted (dial 999) as they alone
have the power to remove a child immediately if protection is necessary via Police
- If you believe that urgent action is needed because, for example, a child is in immediate danger or needs accommodation, phone the MASH on0345 155 1071 and give as much information as you can. Your information will be passed immediately to a manager who will decide the action needed and will normally respond to you within one hour. You must follow up your telephone call by sending a completed referral from to the MASH within 48 hours. Email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to: Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub PO Box 723 Exeter EX1 9QS
Recognition of Abuse or Neglect
Abuse can occur and does occur in many different situations. Indications of a child being abused can be difficult to recognise. As an organisation there is a duty of care to respond to inappropriate behaviour, poor practise as well as reporting suspicions, allegations or disclosures. Some children also abuse other children. There is growing evidence to suggest that peer abuse is an increasing concern.
There are 5 main forms of abuse: – Neglect, Physical abuse, Sexual, Radicalisation and Emotional abuse.
Reporting Procedures : All complaints, suspicions, allegations and disclosures will be reported to the Safeguarding Contact who will record any incident and take appropriate action. Parents or carers will be informed in all instances unless circumstances indicate otherwise. Any records made will be kept confidentially and in a secure place.
Photography/Video Imaging: Occasionally, photographs or videos may be used for promotion of the orchestra or for reporting in the press. Parents and carers will be asked for permission for their child on the child’s first joining the orchestra and in each subsequent September as part of the registration process.
Communication of the Policy: This policy will be available for all members of orchestra, parents and carers to view as it will be displayed on our website, (northdevonsinfonia.org.uk)
Keeping up to Date: The Safeguarding Contact will ensure that this Safeguarding Policy is kept up to date in accordance with current legislation and best practice. To that end, attendance on courses related to Safeguarding may be required.
Review : The Policy will be reviewed regularly and at least once a year.
Date of last review: 14th November 2018