CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
Members of the Irish Dance Teachers Association of Canada - Eastern Region have completed a course in Child Protection from , and must comply with the policies as set out by
An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha, of Dublin, Ireland, and the Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America.
Members of the Irish Dance Teachers Association of Canada - Eastern Region must complete the Commit 2 Kids Child Safety Course. The Commit 2 Kids course is designed to help “child-serving organizations reduce the risk of sexual abuse and create safer environments for children in their care.” The Irish Dance Teachers Association of Canada - Eastern Region is committed to keeping kids safe in dancing classes, at feiseanna, and other related events. All teachers, associate teachers, volunteers and others taking a position of responsibility or supervision in a class or at an event have a duty to report all forms of abuse against a minor including but not limited to physical, sexual, or emotional abuse or neglect. It is the responsibility of each member to know and understand their duties to minors in Canada through the Commit 2 Kids program as well as the An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha Child Protection & Welfare Policy: Guidelines for Teachers, Adjudicators, Members, Volunteers and Employees Working with Children and Young People.
Registered teachers have a duty to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check from their local authority every three years and submit to the vetting liaison in compliance with An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha policy, while also ensuring that any non-registered support staff involved with supervising or instructing children (assistant teachers, fitness trainers, etc.) within their dance school have a similar Vulnerable Sector Check.
The Designated Liaison Person (DLP) for the Irish Dance Teachers Association of Canada - Eastern Region is Scott Graham, TCRG, should you wish to seek advice with concerns on this matter.