The National Open Youth Orchestra is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults and believes that their welfare is paramount.

As a Registered Charity, the National Open Youth Orchestra which is a working name for Open Up Music follows the latest guidance from the Charity Commission (Safeguarding Children and Young People 2014) with respect to the safeguarding of our service users. As required, we also refer to the Department for Education’s statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (2016). 

We recognise that we work with especially vulnerable groups and that we must always act in the best interests of children and young people, ensuring that we will take all reasonable steps to prevent harm to them.

Our full safeguarding policies can be accessed here:

National Open Youth Orchestra Safeguarding Children and Child Protection Policy

National Open Youth Orchestra Safeguarding Adults Policy