About Us

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Starz Dance Centre was established in 2005 and since then has grown into a highly respected school in the community.

Starz is dedicated to providing a friendly, positive and fun filled learning environment and every student is given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Starz caters for all kinds of dancers from the recreational student through to those working towards a future in dance. Previous students have been accepted into The Australian Ballet School, The Victorian College of the Arts, The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet, Patrick Studios, ACSOD Vocational Training Program and The National Theatre Ballet School.

While our students are offered the highest quality of training, we still believe that above all else a student’s enjoyment is the most important thing.

Starz Dance Centre
Kyneton Victoria 3444

Email for Enrolments :starzdancekyneton@gmail.com

Phone : 0458 333 761

Web : www.starzdance.com.au

STARZ DANCE CENTRE

Child Safe Policy

This Child Safe Policy has been prepared by Starz Dance Centre to demonstrate our commitment to the safety of children and to promote the importance of ensuring a safe environment for the children in our care. The safety of children is of fundamental importance to Starz Dance Centre. We have zero tolerance for all forms of child abuse.

Commitment to Child Safety

Starz Dance Centre is committed to the safety of all children in our care. All children in our care have the right to be protected from any activity that may harm their wellbeing, health, development or wellbeing. We take a zero tolerance approach to child abuse and we actively look into ways to continuously improve the protection of children in our care.

We understand the importance of providing a safe, happy and fun environment for all children in our care and we aim to create an environment where children can learn, grow and thrive.
We are committed to seeking to prevent all forms of child abuse and have implemented practices to identify and remove risks relating to the abuse of children in our care. We will report to the authorities where we are concerned about the safety, abuse or potential abuse of children in our care.

We work together with the children we care for and their parents to provide a safe, inclusive and open environment.
We listen to all suggestions and ideas that are raised by the children and parents who use our services. We have a transparent and confidential feedback system that enables children and parents to speak up about issues that are important to them. We respect all views and opinions and act to address concerns raised by children or their parents.

We are committed to supporting and encouraging the cultural safety of aboriginal children or children from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds.
We are also committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for children with a disability.

Our Values

Our organisation’s values include:

  •   caring for others;
  •   welcoming children from all cultural backgrounds;
  •   acting in the best interests of children in our care;
  •   respect; and
  •   creating a sense of trust
  • Our values underpin the work of Starz Dance Centre and our commitment to providing a safe environment for all children in our care. We aim to provide a caring environment that is welcoming, inclusive and allows all children to feel valued and safe.
    We encourage parents, children, staff, volunteers or others to speak out if they witness behaviour or practices which are inconsistent with these values.
  • Our staff and volunteers
  • Our staff and volunteers are required to provide a safe environment for all children under their supervision, including by complying with this policy and our code of conduct regarding child safety.
    We encourage our staff and volunteers to attend regular training on this policy, our organisation’s valuesand child safety so that everyone who works with us understands that Starz Dance Centre takes child safety seriously.
    We conduct police checks and Working with Children checks on staff and volunteers who engage in child related work. We aim to recruit staff and volunteers that are suitably skilled to work with children. We interview and conduct referee checks on all of our staff and volunteers before they start working with us.

Our Code of Conduct

All of our staff and volunteers must abide by our Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct sets out ourorganisation’s expectations for appropriate behaviour with children. We require all of our staff andvolunteers to act in accordance with our Code of Conduct.

A copy of our Code of Conduct can be found in our studio foyer.

Risk management

Starz Dance Centre proactively manages risks and has a risk management framework and policies in place to identify, assess and mitigate risks to children in our care. Our risk management policies cover the management of risks, such as occupational health and safety risks and risks of child abuse to children.

Reporting a safety complaint, allegation or concern

We take child safety very seriously. Anyone is able to raise a complaint, allegation or concern about ourorganisation’s child safety practices. We treat all complaints, allegations or concerns raised with ourorganisation very seriously and respectfully.
If Starz Dance Centre receives an allegation of abuse, our trained staff will investigate that allegation thoroughly and in a professional manner.

We are committed to ensuring that the appropriate authorities are notified where we are concerned about the safety, abuse or potential abuse of children.

Review

Starz Dance Centre regularly reviews our practices and procedures in relation to child safety. Where possible, we will involve children and their parents in these reviews and ensure that the review considers issues regarding Aboriginal children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and children with a disability.

Where the review results in this policy being updated, we will make the updated policy available, including on our website.

Contact us

If you would like information about this policy, have any concerns or queries regarding child safety or to report a child safety complaint, allegation or concern, please contact our child safety officer. The contact details for our child safety officer are set out below:
Amy Citroen

amy@starzdancecentre.com.au

0458 333 761