Press Release

Press Release

Date: October 2012

Working with Young People in the Arts

Working with young people can be heaps of fun and very rewarding - but it carries a whole range of risk too.  You need good advice both on the “working with children” aspect and the musical/performance elements. 

Risk Management Checklist:

1)  Have a written policy on preventing abuse, molestation, and sexual harassment. Include guidelines for reporting suspected abuse or neglect of children, and investigations.

2)  Communicate these policies and guidelines to all employees, trustees and volunteers – and document the communication.       

3)  Ensure all staff and volunteers sign an acknowledgement of receipt and understanding of the abuse policy.

4)  Run CRB and background checks on players, teachers, camp counselors, conductors, freelancers and any contractors engaged in your youth programmes – and document it.

5)  Include questions in employment applications for both staff and volunteers around prior convictions for any crime, including sex-related or child-abuse related offenses.

6)  Use a “volunteer application” and require them to complete orientation training with regard to your abuse policy.

7)  Have a waiting period before a new member/volunteer can work with children or youth programs.

8)  At staff orientation meetings, discuss child/sexual abuse, how to recognize it and what to do if a member / child reports someone molested him/her.

9)  Limit volunteers and staff from being alone with any child (requiring more than one adult at all times).

10)  Encourage and allow parents to visit their child at any time unannounced to observe children’s activities.

11)  Appoint a coordinator to review and investigate any allegation of an abusive or harassment situation.

12)  Check your insurance policy extends to outreach and day camp activities.

13)  If you’re transporting children, extend your insurance.

14)  Make sure you have the right levels of Trustee Liability/Directors & Officers Liability in place for your Trustees – they could be personally sued if anything goes wrong.

15)  Molestation cover should be declared on your liability policy – unless it’s specifically listed, it’s unlikely to be covered.

16)  Have accident cover in place for any injury to youth.

Take the time to really assess your risk – in this case it’s not just your organisation that’s at risk.

Back >>

Public And Products Liability Violin Mime

“Thanks very much for your excellent service. You seem to be alone in the whole insurance world in understanding our business and its needs!”

Nathan J

 

Ready to work with us?

You can call us to talk more about your business on +44 (0)1223 200650 or +44 (0)20 3865 0149

What's Covered?

Monthly Payments
Cancel Anytime
Benchmark Us
Quote within 24 hrs

About La Playa Arts & Entertainment

Specialist & Independent

Specialist & Independent

The arts present a very specific set of risk exposures – and now your digital and online risks can expose you globally. We understand the risks and pressures you face - and we speak your language. We’ll support you with great advice - helping you make good decisions for your organisation.

Our exclusive portfolio policies can help streamline costs, and we’ll always help you stay ahead of the game in managing risk. The show must always go on - insurance isn’t just about processing a claim, it’s about thinking laterally to solve challenges and problems fast.

At La Playa, we’re passionate about the arts and creative industries – many of us are practitioners and active consumers; in fact, La Playa founded the first ever corporate art collective!

In-house IFA

We also offer Business Protection (including Key Person Insurance) and Employee Benefits: a joined up approach with a team of advisers working for your best financial interests - all under one roof

Advice You Can Trust

…from an expert who understands you

  • Specialist insurance for entertainment and the arts
  • Independent professional advice
  • Relationship-based service: right beside you when you make a claim
  • “Can do” culture
  • Seamless insurance across UK and US

Premiums start from £550 inclusive of IPT

Photo from Arts & Entertainment
Photo of Juliet Allan

Juliet Allan

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Direct Dial: +44 (0) 1223 200658

Email: juliet.allan@laplayainsurance.com

Twitter: @julietallan