The band encourages young people and children to join, and benefits from the membership of younger people. It is therefore important that they and their parents know that the band is a safe environment for them. The band is therefore committed to having a clear child protection policy so that procedures are clear in the event of any matter of concern being raised in relation to younger members. If the committee becomes aware that a member of the band has been convicted of any offence involving children, that member would be asked to leave with immediate effect. Furthermore, if there were any suggestion of improper conduct towards a child or young person by any band member, this would not be dealt with as an internal matter, but would be referred, in consultation with the parents of said child or young person, to the appropriate statutory agency, in the first instance, the police.
DCB adheres to the Scottish Executive’s Childrens Charter.