Privacy and protection of our Bebe Ballet Family

 

Child Protection

Bebe Ballet is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people accessing our dance school. We support the rights of the child and will act, without hesitation, to ensure a child safe environment is maintained at all times. We also support the rights and wellbeing of our staff and volunteers and encourage their active participation in building and maintaining a secure environment for all participants.

With the safety of our families a number one priority, Bebe Ballet is very serious about upholding Child Protection laws and policies within the studio as well as at public performances and in the online arena (website and social media).

The Bebe Ballet Team are educated in the negative impact of inappropriate music and costume selection when it comes to performing dance routines and are wholeheartedly committed to ensuring children in all of our dance routines are not subjected to any inappropriate songs or costuming. We recognise that songs with sexist, explicit, violent, racist, homophobic or criminal content may influence our dancers and/or audience and will strive to avoid using such music.  We are committed to restricting costumes that project sexuality, contain explicit graphic or textual content.

Taking Images of Children

If Bebe Ballet uses an image of a child it will avoid naming or identifying the child or it will, wherever possible, avoid using both the first name and surname. We will not display or give out personal information such as residential address, email address or telephone numbers without gaining consent from the parent/guardian. We will only use appropriate images of a child, relevant to our dance school and ensure that the child is suitably clothed in a manner that promotes dance.

We also require the privacy of others to be respected and disallow the use of camera phones, videos and cameras inside changing areas and bathrooms.

We understand that families love to capture images and video footage of their dancers but as a dance school, our first and foremost concern is the safety and wellbeing of our students. With these priorities in mind, at the end of terms 1, 2 & 4 Soloist classes are open for parents to watch. Videography and Photography will only be allowed during your child’s solo as we believe that this is the best compromise for all concerned and ask that you support and adhere to these requests. There is to be no photography or videography during Twirltime, Tap, Primary or Grade 1 classes.

- Any online or offline comments or posts perceived to be obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, discriminatory or hateful towards Bebe Ballet staff, students or families may subject the owner to disciplinary or legal action.

- While affiliated with our studio, (for example, images of your child in Bebe Ballet uniform) we will not tolerate any posts that are racially, sexually, physically or religiously offensive.


- You may not post photographs / videos that feature Bebe Ballet dancers other than your own online without the proven consent of their parent/guardian.

Supervision and Duty of Care

Dancers are supervised, at all times during their assigned lesson, by a Bebe Ballet Staff Member or a responsible adult. Bebe Ballet will provide a level of supervision adequate and relative to the students’ age, maturity, capabilities and level of experience. Duty of Care of a Dancer by a Bebe Ballet teacher, starts at the beginning time of the lesson and ends at the concluding time, according to what the parent/caregiver has enrolled their child into and as noted on the timetable.

Parents must turn up on time to collect their child and exchange Duty of Care, for reasons of courtesy and safety. Should a parent arrive 10 minutes after class they will be charged $1 per minute. If parents are late more than 3 times in a term this fee will be increased to $5 per minute.

Anti-harassment, Discrimination and Bullying

Bebe Ballet opposes all forms of harassment, discrimination and bullying. This includes treating or proposing to treat someone less favourably because of a particular characteristic; imposing or intending to impose an unreasonable requirement, condition or practice which has an unequal or disproportionate effect on people with a particular characteristic; or any behaviour that is offensive, abusive, belittling, intimidating or threatening – whether this is face-to-face, indirectly or via communication technologies such as mobile phone and computers. Some forms of harassment, discrimination and bullying are against the law and are based on particular characteristics such as age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, political or religious beliefs, race, and marital status.

Bebe Ballet takes all claims of harassment, discrimination, bullying and cyber bullying seriously. We encourage anyone who believes they have been harassed, discriminated against or bullied to raise the issue with Bebe Ballet (see Responding to Complaints in Code of Ethics for Parents).

Privacy

When you purchase or hire a product or service with Bebe Ballet, the information we may collect from you includes your name, address, telephone numbers, email addresses, medical information and perhaps credit card or bank details. It may also include details of the products and services we provide to you as well as the status of your enrollment. We only collect information directly from our students or their parent/guardians primarily for the purpose of providing services and products to you and to administer and manage invoicing and debt collection.

We may occasionally use your information to promote and market to you information which we consider may be of interest to you unless you contact us and tell us not to do so.

We will never sell or pass on any of your information to third parties unless required by government authorities or in the event of debt recovery. Any information passed on will be done so with appropriate privacy and confidentiality protection.

Information is stored securely in electronic form and is accessible only by authorised personnel.

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