Safeguarding Policy

The South London Gallery, both in real life and online, is a safe space for children, young people, families, parents, guardians, teachers and schools.

The South London Gallery, both in real life and online, is a safe space for children, young people, families, parents, guardians, teachers and schools. We welcome people of all ages to our spaces for a range of activities, events, tours, talks and workshops. Online, we have resources for teachers, creative activities for young people to do at home, cooking videos and much more.

SAFETY AT THE SLG 

South London Gallery staff are responsible for the safety of the children and young people that we work with. We are committed to protecting children from harm and adhere to a robust safeguarding and child protection policy, which sets out our procedures for keeping children and young people safe in our buildings and online. 

South London Gallery staff will not work with children in an unsupervised capacity unless they have an up to date fully enhanced DBS. Following best practice, we always ensure there are two or more adults in sight and hearing when working with children or young people.  

South London Gallery staff, visiting artists and workshop leaders will also never offer or accept the exchange of personal contact details between any child or young person they come into contact with as part of their work at the South London Gallery, including social media handles. 

If staff become concerned about the welfare of a young person, they have a duty to report concerns immediately to our Designated Safeguarding Officer. 

Staff and contractors will never provide confidential or one-to-one support to any young person. This includes walking someone home, keeping secrets, or building up any other relationship of reliance with them. 

ONLINE 

We offer child-friendly projects and videos online. All content is checked by multiple teams prior to being published. The South London Gallery website is monitored by the Communications team to ensure that content is suitable and appropriate for all ages.  

We try to keep everything on the South London Gallery appropriate for all ages. We recommend that parents, carers or guardians are aware of the pages and content that young people and children are looking at. 

We only publish photos of children with permission of the parent or guardian, or directly from the young person if they are 16 or over. If you have an issue with any content or images on our site please get in touch.  

When you fill in a form on our website, purchase a ticket to an event, or buy something from our online shop, we collect your information. This is so we can connect with you in the future in ways that we think will be relevant and meaningful.  

Whilst on our website, we may collect your IP address. Please see our Cookie and Privacy policy for further information on how we collect and use data. 

We love hearing from our visitors and hope you are happy to share your photos and thoughts about your visit with us. Please take care when sharing anything online, via email or on social media. If something is private, keep it offline. 

If you’re a young person and want to find out more about staying safe online check out CBBC Stay Safe and Think U Know 

If you’re an adult and would like further information, or have concerns about online safety read more on NSPCC Online Safety or UK Safer Internet Centre.

GET IN TOUCH 

If you have any concerns or questions about safeguarding at the SLG please contact us at mail@southlondongallery.org