If you have any concerns about the safety of a child, young person or adult you should report your concerns to your local authority safeguarding team /  Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) or to the police.

 If you report a concern to the IDTA we will record the report and notify our Safeguarding Consultant, who will inform the appropriate safeguarding team / LADO for review and investigation.

 The IDTA does not have the authority to investigate allegations of abuse. Investigations are carried out by the LADO and / or police.

For additional advise or information, or to report a concern you can also contact:
NSPCC 0808 800 5000
Crime Stoppers on  0800 555 111
Silverline on  0800 4 70 80 90

The content of this material is not suitable for children. These resources are intended for adults / teacher and the content IS NOT SUITABLE for children and should not be viewed by them.

All concerns about safeguarding are taken very seriously by the IDTA and concerns we receive will be shared with the appropriate authorities. If a concern is raised anonymously and we do not have a complainant we can contact or the details of the individual who has experienced harm it can be hard for the IDTA or even the Local Authority / Police to take action. We would urge therefore that if you contact us with a safeguarding/ child protection concern where possible you share your details with us so we are able to address the issues you raise. This can be done confidentially and further information about this can be found within the IDTA’s guidance in relation to the public Interest Disclosure Act (whistleblowing).

Click here for a printable Safeguarding Concern Report Form 


IDTA Procedures

IDTA procedure regarding allegations – children and young people

IDTA procedural statement regarding allegations against IDTA members or IDTA staff regarding adults

Safeguarding Adults IDTA Policy

Safeguarding Children IDTA Policy

Social media and online safety policy template


Policy and Procedures for dance teachers

More information on policies and procedures for dance teachers is available in the Members Area of our website, including links to official safeguarding information from the UK government and training videos from the NSPCC.



United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child