Leeds Organists' Association (LOA) will work with children, parents and our community of members and service users to ensure we support the rights of children and vulnerable adults, and create and maintain the safest possible environment for children & vulnerable adults.

We do this by:


  • Recognising that all children and vulnerable adults have the right to freedom from abuse and harm

  • Promoting joint working with parents/carers in the interest of the welfare of children & vulnerable adults

  • Ensuring that our volunteers are aware of and accept responsibility for helping to prevent the abuse of children & vulnerable adults

  • Designating a Safeguarding Officer who takes specific responsibility for the protection, safety & well-being of children & vulnerable adults

  • Supporting all our volunteers in bringing concerns to the designated Safeguarding Officer

  • Responding quickly and appropriately to all suspicions or allegations of abuse

  • Providing parents/carers, children & vulnerable adults with the opportunity to voice any concerns they may have.

  • Adopting positive behaviour management strategies which are non-violent and do not impose humiliation

  • Regularly reviewing the effectiveness of our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

Children under the age of 16 years are welcome at public recitals, concerts and other events organised or promoted by the LOA if accompanied by a parent, carer, or other responsible adult acceptable to the parent/carer and the LOA.
We regret that unaccompanied children under the age of 16 years will not be admitted to our public events unless there is prior agreement between Leeds Organists' Association and the parent or legal guardian.