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Marie Amey Talent Management (MATalentUK) is a boutique agency representing child and young actors from Portsmouth, Hampshire and the South of England.

© 2019 Marie Amey Talent Management 

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

 

Marie Amey Talent Management (MATalentUK) recognises its duty of care under the Children and Young Persons Act 1963, the Child (Performances) Regulations 1968, the Protection of Children Act 1999 and the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000.

 

 

Marie Amey Talent Management recognises that abuse can take many forms, whether it be physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse or neglect. We are committed to practice which protects children from harm. We accept and recognise the responsibilities to develop awareness of the issues which cause children harm.

 

 

We believes that:

 

  • The welfare of the child is paramount.

  • All children, 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.

  • All members and employees of the society should be clear on how to respond appropriately.

 

 

We will ensure that:

 

 

  • All Actors will be treated equally and with respect and dignity.

 

  • The duty of care to Actors will always be put first.

 

  • A balanced relationship based on mutual trust will be built.

 

  • Enthusiastic and constructive feedback will be given rather than negative criticism.

 

  • Bullying will not be accepted or condoned.

 

  • All adults involved provide a positive role model for dealing with other people.

 

  • Action will be taken to stop any inappropriate verbal or physical behavior.

 

  • It is kept up-to-date with health & safety legislation.

 

  • It is informed of changes in legislation and policies for the protection of children.

 

  • Staff will undertake relevant development and training.

  • It will hold a register of every child involved with the agency and will retain a contact name and number close at hand in case of emergencies.

 

 

Marie Amey Talent Management has Child Protection Procedures which accompany this policy. This policy should also be read in conjunction with our Equal Opportunities Policy and Health & Safety Policy.

 

Marie Amey Talent Management has a dedicated Child Protection Officer, who is in charge of ensuring that the child protection policy and procedures are adhered to. That person’s name is Marie Amey and she can be contacted on 07517189933, casting@matalent.co.uk

 

This policy will be regularly monitored and will be subject to annual review.

 

Date:   July 2019