Looking after the wellbeing of our members is an important aspect of our community-minded ethos.

For many individuals, our rehearsals are the only place where they have a dedicated pastoral support network and someone to talk to. Our Wellbeing Programme safeguards our young people, and supports them with their mental health and self-care.

OUR SUPPORT NETWORK

We have two dedicated Senior Pastoral Carers, Emily Sanders and Katherine Adams, who are also trainee pediatric nurses and have a wealth of pastoral experience.  They work closely with our Operations Manager, Bethan Thomas, who has overall responsibility for all Safeguarding matters at LYC. Bethan is supported by our Lead Trustee for Safeguarding, George Wills. As a part of our ongoing Wellbeing Programme, we invite specialist practitioners to come and address particular needs –  such as mental health issues and learning difficulties – and to introduce members to practices – such as mindfulness and Alexander Technique – that will have a positive impact on their music and their lives.

Beyond our organisation, we are able to provide access to additional support through the network of specialist organisations we have built up over the years. LYC sits on the NSPCC Voluntary Sector Organisations Safeguarding Advisory Group and the National Safeguarding Youth Forum.

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

 

For all safeguarding enquiries or child protection concerns please contact our Operations Manager, Bethan Thomas bethan.thomas@londonyouthchoirs.com

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