Perth Youth Orchestra aims to create an enjoyable environment for all its members who take part in orchestral rehearsals, concerts, music camps, tours and the associated social activities of the orchestra.

We believe that children and young people have the right to be safe, secure and free from threat.

We believe that young people have the right to be treated fairly and with respect, and to have their concerns listened to and acted upon.

We will ensure that Perth Youth Orchestra provides for the needs of members through good practice on the part of all adults working with the young people.  During tours we will ensure that travel and living arrangements are such that good practice can be achieved.

We will ensure that all of those working with orchestra members are made aware of the Perth Youth Orchestra Code of Conduct for people working with children in music, and have undertaken to follow it.

We have procedures in place to address poor practice, and to help any young person who appears to be at risk, or who appears to be the victim of abuse.  We will offer help and support when a child or young person tells us that they are affected by these issues.

We will take steps to ensure that any volunteers or professionals working with children are suitable to do so through the use of personal reference and background checks. We will ensure that all relevant people, including PYO trustees, have been vetted through the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme disclosure process.

Perth Youth Orchestra has an adult member who is specifically responsible for child protection.  She is available to orchestra members or to others to discuss any concerns or issues associated with child protection.

This person is: Katharine Douglas (07801 678318)

She can be contacted on: 07801 678318

Signed: …………………Susannah Rae (Perth Youth Orchestra, President)
Dated: 3 October 2018……

Any concerns raised/complaints received will be acknowledged in writing within 10 days of receipt.