We operate a stringent child protection system at Cherry Pie to ensure that all children are not only treated appropriately but also find our lessons, and Cherry Pie in general, to be a place that is fun, inspiring, and a hugely positive influence in their overall development.
Of course all of our staff who come into contact with children are fully criminal record checked using the Criminal Record Bureau’s Enhanced Disclosure Service and we take up further background checks such as references and proof of qualifications, but at Cherry Pie we believe Child Protection doesn’t stop there. We train all our staff on working with children regardless of their previous experience and maintain an ongoing process of supervision, feedback and information and advice sharing to ensure we are a positive factor in the life of any child who comes to us.
We operate a child protection policy based on that of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and a code of practice for working with young people. Most important though is the attitude, skills and personality of every single member of staff, and it’s in this we invest the most to ensure we maintain the standards of excellence we adhere to in working with children and young people.