Centre for Urban Education (CUE)
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and
Code of Conduct

This policy has been developed based on guidance from Arts Council England, Manchester Metropolitan University (Appendix One) and draws from Policy Statements and Codes of Conduct drawn up by other independent Creative Partnerships area delivery organisations.

1. Initial Information about CUE Child Protection and CRB
1.1 General Policy Statement
1.2 Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
1.3 Policy Aims
1.4 Review of Policy
1.5 What is a Criminal Records Disclosure
1.6 How will the CRB application be carried out?
1.7 What happens if a criminal record is revealed on a Disclosure?
1.8 Processing Disclosures for individuals contracted through partner organisations
1.9 Portability and Validity
1.10 CRB Disclosure Policy for international practitioners
1.11 Images – photography, film and video

2. Safeguarding and Child Protection Code of Conduct
2.1 Definition of terms
2.2 Conduct in School
2.3 Practices never to be allowed
2.4 Health and Safety
2.5 Recruitment and Training of Staff and Volunteers
2.6 Staff Awareness
2.7 Training
2.8 Supervision
2.9 Use of photographs and video
2.10 Responding to allegations or suspicions
2.11 CUE Designated Officers with responsibility for Child Protection
2.12 Accidents and injuries
2.13 If someone discloses to CUE staff
2.14 Rights and confidentiality
2.15 Internal enquires and suspension
2.16 Internal enquiries and suspension
2.17 NSPCC Helpline
2.18 Action if bullying is suspected

3. Models and appendices
Appendix One – Use of Photographs – For use with children form for the completion by MMU member of staff
Appendix Two – Photography/Video/Web Release Form
Appendix Three – Reporting allegations or suspicions of abuse
Appendix Four – Responding to a child making an allegation of abuse
Appendix Five – Checklist for reporting suspected abuse
Appendix Six – Flowchart: Reporting child protection concerns

1. Initial Information about CUE Child Protection and CRB
1.1 General Policy Statement
We are a pioneering centre within the Institute of Education at Manchester Metropolitan University. We work with children, young people, their families and the professionals concerned with their education and care in urban contexts in Greater Manchester, the North West of England, across the UK and internationally.

We specialise in developing and delivering innovative and creative learning programmes that:

Raise the aspiration and achievement of children, young people and families –
Develop professionals and leaders to support urban learners
Unlocks the assets of the urban environment

1.2 Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
CUE has a duty of care to safeguard all children and vulnerable adults involved in its activities from harm. All children have a right to protection and the needs of disabled children and others who may be particularly vulnerable are taken into account. CUE will ensure the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults involved in CUE activities through adherence to the Child Protection guidelines adopted by CUE and Manchester Metropolitan University. CUE is fully committed to this aim, which over-rides all other concerns.

We believe that:
The welfare of the child, young person or vulnerable adult is paramount.
All children, young people and vulnerable adults, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse.
All suspicions and allegations of abuse should be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
Staff and volunteers should be clear on how to respond appropriately.

1.3 Policy Aims
CUE is committed to safeguarding all children and young people that come into contact with our work. We believe that all children have an equal right to protection from abuse, regardless of their age, race, religion, ability, gender, language, background or sexual identity and consider the welfare of the child is paramount.

The aim of CUE’s policy is to promote good practice and to allow all staff to make informed and confident responses to specific child protection issues.
Where the policy refers to ‘staff’ this includes anyone employed by CUE through the payroll or on a freelance basis or working with CUE as a volunteer.

This policy defines a child or young person as anyone under the age of 18 (The Children Act 1989, 2004 and Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006) and recognises that there may be additional needs associated with children and young people with disabilities, from minority ethnic backgrounds or who are otherwise excluded from mainstream services.

We expect all our staff and those who work with us to make informed and confident decisions regarding safeguarding issues and take all suspicions and allegations of abuse seriously. We expect everyone (staff, board, partners, agency staff, volunteers and anyone working on behalf of CUE) to have read, understood and adhere to this policy and related procedures, except where it has been formally agreed that another appropriate policy provides greater protection for children.

CUE will take every reasonable step to ensure that children and young people are protected where:

Our own staff are directly involved in a project or programme
We broker the relationship between a school/young people’s setting and a creative practitioner/organisation
We contract a creative practitioner/organisation to work with a school/young people’s setting
We work in partnership with another organisation or agency

We will endeavour to safeguard children and young people by:

Valuing them, listening to and respecting them
Adopting this policy and adhering to our associated procedures and code of conduct for staff
Recruiting all trustees, staff, partners and Creative Agents safely ensuring all necessary checks are made
Sharing information about safeguarding and child protection with children, parents, school staff, partners and our staff and trustees
Sharing concerns with agencies who need to know involving children, school staff and parents appropriately
Providing effective management of staff and Creative Agents through supervision, support and training
We are committed to reviewing this policy and procedures annually, updating our action plan as appropriate.

1.4 Review of Policy
This policy will be reviewed annually and amended when necessary.

1.5 What is a Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure
A ‘disclosure’ is the name for safety checks which are carried out on people whose work places them in a position of the trust with children, young people and vulnerable adults. There are three types of Disclosure checks:

Standard Disclosure is the minimum level of Disclosure recommended for anyone with direct contact with children. This is only appropriate if the individual will not have unsupervised access to children. Standard Disclosure provides information on criminal records (spent and unspent convictions), List 99, Protection of Children Act (POCA) and the Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA) list, which provide names of individuals banned from working with children or vulnerable adults.

Enhanced Disclosure is for people who are in situations where they have intensive short or long-term access to children, young people or vulnerable adults, where as a result of this access it would be relatively easy for them to commit abuse. It includes the information provided by a Standard Disclosure as well as any investigations currently underway, and may also contain non conviction information from local police records which a chief police officer thinks may be relevant. This is the disclosure that the Centre for Urban Education requires that their staff obtain.

In addition, a shorter check can be run on whether an individual is on List 99. This is a confidential list held by the Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF) of adults who are either banned from working with children or who have had restrictions placed upon their employment. No one who is on List 99 should have regular contact with children.

1.6 How will the CRB application be carried out?
The CRB application process will be carried out through Manchester Metropolitan University via the Criminal Records Bureau. CUE policy states that a CRB has expired when issued two years ago. Prospective staff, trustees and individuals will be required to make an appointment at the CUE offices to complete an application form and present a number of documents as valid identification.
CUE recognises that there may be specific child safety policies implemented by the Children’s Services Departments of local authorities, which require CRB applications to be carried out through a specific registered body. Where these instances arise CUE will work with the local authority, the school and partner to ensure that the CRB application is processed in the most timely and convenient manner.

CUE can provide staff with an application to complete. CUE does not cover the costs for CRB disclosures and staff will be required to issue CUE with a check to cover the costs for the disclosure

1.7 What happens if a criminal record is revealed on a Disclosure?
CUE will make direct contact will be with the individual, or if applicable with the organisation’s project manager
The purpose of this conversation is to assess any risks attached to the individual involved working in a school environment. The conversation will also reiterate our processes and the next steps we will take.
It may be necessary for CUE and/or the individual/organisation to seek advice from Nacro. Nacro is a crime reduction charity who work to make society safer by finding practical solutions to reducing crime. They will be able to tell you whether the conviction is seen as ‘spent’, offer advice on how much information to disclose at what stage and give clear guidance as to what your responsibilities are and issues relating to confidentiality.
The Leader of CUE will be informed of the situation, but at this stage does not necessarily need to know who the individual concerned is.
The next stage is for CUE to inform the Headteacher and the Headteacher only of the contents of this disclosure. A discussion must be had with the individual concerned to make them aware of this, and to discuss with them how they would like to handle the situation. It may be that this might take more than one meeting as the individual may wish to be consulted as to how much detail is revealed and at what point. Wherever possible, CUE will inform the Headteacher face to face.
If, after the initial meeting with the Headteacher they are not willing to allow the individual to work in their school, following Rehabilitation of Offenders Act guidelines, the Headteacher must meet with the individual concerned so they have a chance to state their case prior to a final decision being taken.
It is the Headteacher’s decision as to whether the individual can work in their school. Based on CUE knowledge of the offence and individual, we can chose to recommend to the school whether or not we feel the conviction is relevant, and will do our utmost to ensure that we do this in an anti-discriminatory manner.
Details of the disclosure will only be known by up to 3 members of CUE (the Operations Manager as the Child Protection Officer, the Creative Director of Creative Partnerships and the Leader of CUE), the Headteacher and if applicable, the organisation’s project manager.

If the individual chooses to withdraw from the project, all paperwork relating to that person and their disclosure must be returned to them or destroyed.

1.8 Processing Disclosures for individuals contracted through partner organisations
If a disclosure check is administered on behalf of an organisation, CUE will not share the contents of the disclosure with that organisation. It remains the individual’s responsibility to share relevant information with the organisation involved. CUE advises that all organisations ensure they have a written agreement with individuals working for them that states disclosure information will be shared and that they should see copies of certificates to ensure that they are contracting appropriate individuals to work in schools.

1.9 Portability and Validity
Further to guidelines issued by the Criminal Records Bureau, CUE will accept previously issued CRB certificates from individuals contracted to work on CUE projects, on the condition that they are:
clear with no convictions showing
no older than 2 years by the date of end of the project they are being contracted to work on.

If a prospective practitioner is in receipt of an existing certificate, they will need to make an appointment to visit the office to present the original copy of the certificate to the CUE representative who will carry out the necessary risk assessments and certificate verification prior to a contract being issued. Please note that the above recommendations will also be subject to local conditions and requirements.

1.10 CRB Disclosure Policy for international practitioners
The Criminal Records Bureau can only check the records of non-British residents over the period they have lived in the UK, i.e. if they have been in the UK for two years, then the enhanced disclosure certificate will be for these two years.

Where a CRB certificate is required, CUE will ask practitioners visiting from overseas to provide a ‘certificate of good conduct’, which they can obtain from their embassy. For more information about this, please call the CRB Overseas Enquiry Line on 08700 100 450.

1.11 Images – photography, film and video
Formal permissions must be in place for all images (photographs, video and/or film), which are obtained as part of a school project or an event supported by CUE.

CUE adheres to Manchester Metropolitan University’s image consent policy. For this purpose a child is an individual who is under the age of 18.

For an individual child and groups of children, the school or college, the parents of the relevant children and the children themselves must be informed prior to taking the photograph(s) of the purpose(s) for which the photograph(s) will be used, any other necessary information to ensure fairness and transparency (by way of example, whether the photograph(s) will be passed to a third party or displayed on the internet) and whether the photograph(s) will be used for marketing purposes. If this is not clearly explained to the school or college, the parents of the relevant children and the children themselves prior to taking the photograph(s) then the photograph(s) may not be passed to a third party or displayed on the internet or used for marketing purposes.

In most instances the school or college will prefer to contact/inform the parents and children and this should be carried out prior to the photograph(s) being taken and written confirmation from the school or college that this has been carried out should be obtained.

In each circumstance, the model release form “For use with Children” (Appendix One) must be completed and signed by the Operations Manager and retained with the relevant photograph(s) for recording purposes.

In addition to this, the Operations Manager will require a form (Appendix Two) signed by the Headteacher of the school to confirm that they have received parental consent from each child involved in a CUE project/programme. It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher or Class teacher to ensure that the photographer is aware of any children that do not have parental consent to have their photograph taken.

The Headteacher must provide CUE with a list of any children where the school has not been able to obtain parental consent. This will be included on the consent form that is provided to the Headteacher by the Operations Manager

All photographers and filmmakers contracted by CUE will be asked to adhere to the above process and this will be written into their contracts. CUE will coordinate the permissions process.

All practioners working on school projects where images are an end product will also be required to adhere to the above process.

Where permissions are not granted or not updated the corresponding images will be removed from the CUE image bank and will be destroyed, returned to the school or archived.

2. Safeguarding and Child Protection Code of Conduct
2.1 Definition of terms
For the purposes of this Code of Conduct, the term ‘staff’ or ‘member of staff’ will include all artists, volunteers, trustees and paid employees who work on behalf of CUE.

The term ‘child’, where used on its own, will include all children and young people under the age of 18. ‘Child’ within the terms of the Children Act 1989 is anyone under the age of 18 (or 16 if married) and vulnerable adults means those aged 18 years or over defined as someone who is or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness; and who is or may be unable to protect him or herself from significant harm or exploitation.

All staff will be encouraged to demonstrate exemplary behaviour in order to protect themselves from false allegations. The following Code of Conduct illustrates how to create a positive culture and climate. It is based on the Independent Theatre Council’s report, ‘Working in Schools: A Practical Guide to Partnership’ and Sport England’s model Child Protection policy.

Sections relating to Conduct in School refer specifically to a school environment. General principles not relating specifically to a school environment should be applied in all settings when working with a child/children.

2.2 Conduct in School
Your vehicle:
Drive slowly on the school premises. Take particular care when reversing.
If you do not know where the school entrance is, it is better to stop and go into the school on foot rather than drive around the school grounds.
It is a good idea to switch off any music when arriving on school premises
Never obstruct fire exits when parking, even if only temporarily, to find out where to go or unload.
Check with Reception where you can park. You may be allowed nearer to the school to unload.
Keep the vehicle locked at all times.
Never give a pupil a lift in your vehicle.

Go to Reception to get signed in. You may be given a visitor badge to wear.
Make sure you know and follow school procedures and times.
Ask where the staff toilets are, never use the children’s toilets.
Avoid wandering around the school.

Conduct around the school:
You are an ambassador for CUE and a role model for the children. Everything you do should reflect this.
Do not smoke anywhere on the school premises including in your vehicle.
Alcohol and recreational drugs should never be taken onto school premises under any circumstances.
No-one should consume alcohol before arriving at a school.
Prescribed drugs should be kept hidden and out of reach of the children, e.g. in the locked vehicle.
Move around the school quietly. Avoid shouting, loud laughter, slamming doors, or any unnecessary noise.
Make sure language and conversation is appropriate.
Ensure your actions do not conflict with school rules. Some schools do not allow sweets or chewing gum.
Take responsibility for clearing up after a workshop or performance. Take any rubbish with you.
Report any accidents or breakages immediately.
Wear your named visitor badge (except if in costume).

Conduct with children:
All staff should have an Enhanced Disclosure certificate which is less than 3 years old.
Treat all children and young people with respect. Do not automatically laugh at something a child says to you; they may not have intended it to be funny.
Never reprimand or shout at a child.
Give enthusiastic and constructive feedback rather than negative criticism.
Avoid being left alone with a single child.
Do not initiate any physical contact with children. It should not be necessary. If the nature of the workshop requires any physical contact this should be discussed with the teachers in advance.
If a child initiates physical contact such as approaching you for a hug, deflect them if possible and offer a handshake instead.
Do not encourage children to sit on your knee. Sit beside them.
Avoid getting involved in issues that arise amongst the children. For instance, don’t try to break up a fight.
If a child informs you of a problem, and there is an appropriate teacher, youth worker etc in attendance, inform that person. If you are working in a setting where there is no appropriate teacher, youth worker etc., inform CUE staff.
If a child has an accident the staff are responsible for administering first aid.
If you are exploring sensitive issues, such as bullying or drugs, children could approach you with their problems. Without being dismissive, try to avoid becoming involved. Do not agree to keep the issue secret and encourage them to tell a teacher or parent.
If something a child tells you leads you to suspect that they are being abused you are obliged to report it to the designated child protection teacher at the school. Also report it, in brief, to the CUE designated child protection officer.
Maintain professional behaviour at all times.

2.3 Practices never to be allowed
The following should never be allowed. You should never:
Engage in rough, physical or sexually provocative activities, including horseplay
Never work or perform without the presence of a teacher/s (if in school). In a youth work setting children should always be accompanied by an individual suitably qualified to work with young people.
Share a bedroom with a child. If alone with a child in a room, for any reason, the door should be left open.
Allow or engage in any form of inappropriate touching.
Allow children to use inappropriate language unchallenged.
Make sexually suggestive comments to a child, even in fun.
Reduce a child to tears as a form of control.
Allow allegations made by a child to go unchallenged, unrecorded or not acted upon.
Do things of a personal nature for children that they can do for themselves.
Never take responsibility for a child under any circumstances.

2.4 Health and Safety
Staff and volunteers are expected to promote health and safety considerations to children and young people.
All volunteers and staff must agree to work in accordance with the school or organisations policy on Health and Safety and to work without causing danger to themselves, to other volunteers or to the general public.
Risk assessment should be a part of planning any project and should take into account all aspects of the project, but particularly any risks relating to protection of children and young people. Risk management should be an ongoing part of every project. The responsibility of the risk assessment usually falls with the teacher, this may need to be discussed at the planning stages

2.5 Recruitment and Training of Staff and Volunteers
CUE recognises that anyone may have the potential to abuse children in some way. All reasonable steps are taken to ensure suitable people are recruited.

Interview and induction:
Each member of staff will be required to pass on information about their CRB disclosure
Each member of staff will be provided with the CUE Child Protection policy
Child protection procedures are explained and training needs are identified

2.6 Staff awareness
Analyse their own practice against established good practice and to ensure their practice is likely to protect them against false allegations.
Recognise their responsibilities and report any concerns about suspected poor practice or possible abuse.
Respond to concerns expressed by a child or young person.
Work safely and effectively with children or young people.

CUE will discuss with staff if they require any child protection training workshops, to ensure their practice is exemplary and to facilitate the development of a positive culture towards good practice and child protection.

2.7 Supervision
Staff will have an termly meeting with the Head of CP Programmes to discuss any further training needs

2.8 Use of photographs and video
Parents/guardians of children will be asked by the school to give their permission for photographs to be taken.
Children’s full names will not accompany photographs when stating which school they are from.

2.9 Responding to allegations or suspicions
It is not the responsibility of anyone working for CUE, in a paid or unpaid capacity, to decide whether or not child abuse has taken place. However, there is a responsibility to act on any concerns through contact with the appropriate authorities.

CUE assures all staff that it will fully support and protect anyone who in good faith reports their concern that a colleague is, or may be, abusing a child.

If a member of staff or volunteer was worried about sharing concerns about abuse with a senior colleague, they can contact social services or the police direct or phone the NSPCC Helpline.

Where there is a complaint against a member of staff there may be three types of investigation:
A criminal investigation.
A child protection investigation.
A disciplinary or misconduct investigation.

Complaints against a member of staff will always and without exception be investigated. The police and other agencies will be informed at the discretion of the school / CUE and the designated officers will be informed in all cases. The results of the police and child protection investigation may influence the disciplinary investigation, but not necessarily.

2.10 CUE Designated Officers with responsibility for Child Protection
The designated officer will be a permanent member of the CUE staff team. When an artist is working in a school and has a concern or is disclosed to, they should report to the school’s designated officer in full and make a brief account to the CUE Child Protection Officer. See attached Appendix 3 – Reporting allegations or suspicions of abuse – contact details.

If a member of staff sees or suspects abuse of a child or young person, they should make the person with legal responsibility for the child or young person (e.g. teacher) aware of the problem.
If they suspect that the person with legal responsibility (e.g. the teacher) is actually the source of the problem, they should make their concerns known to another member of staff employed at the school.
The member of staff should make a note for their own records of what they have witnessed as well as their response, and must always make their line manager (or project manager) aware of the situation, in case there is a follow-up.

2.11 Accidents and injuries
If a child or young person is injured – while at a CUE event or participating in a CUE project in a school – the CUE member of staff or volunteer must make a record of the injury in CUE or the school’s accident book. This record should be counter-signed by a teacher if in a school.

If a child or young person arrives for a CUE arts activity with an obvious physical injury, a record must be made in the school’s accident book. This record should be counter-signed by the person with responsibility for the individual. This record can be useful if a formal allegation is made later. It will also be a record that the individual did not sustain the injury whilst working with CUE.

2.12 If someone discloses to CUE staff
It is possible that a child or young person who is suffering, or has suffered, abuse will disclose to a CUE member of staff. This is something that everyone should be prepared for and must handle carefully. The following action should be taken:
Remain calm and in control but don’t delay acting.
Listen carefully to what is said. Allow the person to tell the story at their own pace and ask questions only for clarification. Don’t ask questions that suggest a particular answer.
Don’t promise to ‘keep it a secret’. The first opportunity should be taken to say that this information will have to be shared with others. It should be made clear that only people who need to know will be told and they should be able to help.
The child should be reassured that they ‘did the right thing’ in telling someone.
The child should be told what is going to happen next.
Notify school child protection officer (usually the Headteacher) if in school. Notify a CUE child protection officer if out of school. It is that person’s responsibility to liaise with relevant authorities, usually social services.
As soon as possible a note should be made of what was said, using the child’s own words. Note the date, time, any names that were involved or mentioned and who the information was given to. Sign and date the record.
Advice on how to respond to a child making an allegation of abuse (Appendix 4) and a checklist for reporting suspected abuse (Appendix 5) are attached. Both documents are based on models provided in NSPCC’s ‘firstcheck’.
In confidence, notify your line manager immediately

Where you are working unsociable hours you may need to contact Social Services or the Police direct, depending on the level of perceived risk. They will then decide on the action that will be required.

You should follow up any referral with a copy of the notes that you have made during your conversation with the young person. These can then be passed on to the appropriate organisations.

Incidents when disclosed may have a disturbing effect on you and you should ensure that where appropriate you seek support from colleagues and your line manager. Professional supervision will be sought if requested

2.13 Rights and confidentiality
If a complaint or allegation is made against a member of CUE staff, they should be made aware of their rights under both employment law and internal disciplinary procedures. This is the responsibility of the directors of CUE. Both the alleged abuser and the person who is thought to have been abused have the right to confidentiality under the Data Protection Act 1998. In criminal law the Crown or other prosecuting authority has to prove guilt and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. See attached NSPCC flowchart for reporting of concerns (Appendix 6).

2.14 Internal enquiries and suspension
In the event of an accusation of abuse being made against any member of CUE staff, the individual accused will be automatically suspended pending further investigations. The temporary suspension of a member of staff in no way implies guilt or innocence. It is a measure intended to protect and reassure both staff and children.

CUE Disciplinary Committee (composed of the Directors of CUE) will assess all cases based upon available information.

The member of staff against whom an accusation of abuse has been made will be summoned to an interview with the Disciplinary Committee as early as possible. They are entitled to be accompanied to this interview. Minutes will be taken of the interview. The task of the Disciplinary Committee is to decide whether or not the accused member of staff should be allowed to continue to work with children. At all times the welfare of children should be of paramount importance.

In all cases where the accusation of abuse is found to be true, the Disciplinary Committee will normally terminate the employment, contract or agreement with the individual. Lesser measures may be taken at the discretion of the Disciplinary Committee.

2.15 NSPCC Helpline
The NSPCC helpline is available to give advice 0808 800 5000.

2.16 Action if bullying is suspected
The same procedure should be followed as set out above in ‘Responding to allegations or suspicions’.

3. Models and Appendix
Appendix One


I hereby confirm that in relation to the attached photograph(s) of children under the age of 18 years, taken by members of the University or by agents authorised on behalf of the University:

1. I informed the relevant school or college of the following purpose(s) of the photograph(s) prior to the photograph(s) being taken:

Specify purpose(s):

Please tick to confirm

2. the relevant school or college confirmed in writing to me prior to taking the photograph(s) that it had obtained parental consent for each child featured in the photograph(s) and a copy of the written confirmation from the school or college is attached.

Please tick to confirm

3. the relevant school or college confirmed verbally to me prior to taking the photograph(s) that it had obtained parental consent for each child featured in the photograph(s) and I informed each child prior to taking the photograph who I was and the purpose(s) for which the photograph(s) were being taken.

Please tick to confirm

4. the parent(s) of each child featured in the photograph provided additional consent for the University to use the photograph(s) official University publications and in University publicity material, including, but not limited to, the University’s prospectuses, Annual Report/Review, newsletter, course leaflets, advertisements, web site and on-line photographic image bank.

Please tick to confirm

Name of School/College Relevant Class




For Office Use Only



Project Name:



Appendix 2 – Photography/Video/Web Release Form

Name of Project

Name of School

Name of Headteacher


Name of CP Coordinator

During the course of the above project, video footage and photographs will be taken of the participants. CUE will store a digital version of the footage/photos in our digital libraries.

I consent to the use of the material by CUE as specified here in any form and in any medium, which reasonably promotes or advertises the aims of the programme.

I confirm that parental image consent has been give for the above class. Below is a list of children whose parents have not given consent (the Class teacher is aware of these children):

[CUE explicitly prohibits any compromising or derogatory use of the images. However, the photographer owns copyright in any images they produce and may wish to use or licence images to other clients. CUE is not responsible for any use of images made by the photographer or their licensees.]

I agree to notify CUE before speaking to the press/broadcast media concerning this project.

This agreement shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales.

Consent given for
Signature of Headteacher
Print publications (incl. electronic version, e.g. PDF)

Press use (newspapers & periodicals)

Film Screenings

Web use

Appendix Three – Reporting allegations or suspicions of abuse
Important Contact Details

CUE Designated Child Protection Officer:
Name: Claire O’Brien
Job Title: Operations Manager
Address: Centre for Urban Education, MMU, 779 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury,
Manchester, M20 2RR
Telephone no: 0161 921 8081

Everyone has a part to play in children’s welfare and keeping them safe from abuse or neglect. If you have concerns that a child may be being neglected or abused – don’t keep it to yourself, no-one will criticise you for reporting genuine concerns. Speak to one of the duty teams at the following numbers:

If you would prefer to speak to someone external to CUE then you can call the NSPCC 24 Hour Helpline Tel 0800 800 5000

Appendix Four – Responding to a child making an allegation of abuse

Stay calm
Listen carefully to what is said
Find an appropriate early opportunity to explain that it is likely that the information will need to be shared with others – do not promise to keep secrets
Allow the child to continue at his/her own pace
Ask questions for clarification only and at all times avoid asking questions that suggest a particular answer
Reassure the child that they have done the right thing in telling you
Tell them what you will do next and with whom the information will be shared
Record in writing what was said using the child’s own words as soon as possible – note date, time, any names mentioned, to whom the information was given and ensure that the record is signed and dated.

It is important that everyone in CUE is aware that the person who first encounters a case of alleged or suspected abuse is not responsible for deciding whether or not abuse has occurred. That is a task for the professional child protection agencies following a referral to them of concern about a child.

Appendix Five – Checklist for reporting suspected abuse

Name of child:


Home address and home number (if known):

Are you reporting your own concerns or passing on those of somebody else? Give details:

Brief description of what has prompted the concerns: include dates, times etc, of any specific incidents:

Any physical signs? Behavioural signs? Indirect signs?

Have you spoken to the child? If so, what was said?

Have you spoken to the parent(s)? If so, what was said?

Has anybody been alleged to be the abuser? If so, give details:

Have you consulted anybody else? Give details:

Your name and role:

To whom reported and date of reporting:

Your signature ……………………………………. Today’s date ……………..

Appendix Six – Flowchart: Reporting child protection concerns

CIF: B123456789
799 Wilmslow Road
CP: M20 2RR Manchester (United Kingdom)
Tel: +44(0)161 921 8081