The Safer Dance Guide to recruiting a Specialist Dance Teacher

The Dance School Safeguarding Working Group is a collective voice promoting high standards of safeguarding in the Dance School sector in order to protect children and young adults.

They have produced guidance notes for primary or secondary schools seeking to recruit a specialist dance teacher which can be downloaded here.

These notes can be used to support the application and interview process, relating specifically to the pedagogy of teaching dance as a subject. It is assumed that Safer Recruitment and ID checks are already operational, and this guidance is in addition to those checks.

For more support and resources related to safeguarding in dance, go to