Privacy and protection of our Bebe Ballet Family
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.
Taking Images of Children
Images of children can be used inappropriately or illegally. Bebe Ballet has sought and obtained permission from a child’s parent/guardian before taking an image of a child that is not their own and ensure that the parent knows the way the image will be used. We also require the privacy of others to be respected and disallow the use of camera phones, videos and cameras inside changing areas, showers and toilets.
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 personal information such as residential address, email address or telephone numbers without gaining consent from the parent/guardian. We will not display information about hobbies, likes/dislikes, school, etc as this information can be used as grooming tools by paedophiles or other persons. 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, displays its successes, etc.
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 and 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.
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).