Slate Barn Arts recognises that discrimination still operates in society to the disadvantage of many groups. Slate Barn Arts believes that all persons should have equal recognition of their human dignity, and to have equal opportunities to work, be educated, participate in society and have access to services. Slate Barn Arts is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities within the arts, theatre and affiliated projects. We realise this through the way we manage the Barn and seek to enrich the artistic community and local community which we serve. We maintain, develop and promote policies that are conducive to the principles of fairness and equality which express our commitment to that end.

Slate Barn Arts recognises that the provision of equal opportunities to all persons, without discrimination, is essential. The objective of these policies is that no person should suffer or experience discrimination, less favourable treatment or lack of opportunities on the grounds of race, gender, nationality, colour, health or mental health status, ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, age, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, class, political beliefs, trade union membership, responsibility for dependents, physical attributes, ex-offender status as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, lack of formal qualifications where such qualifications are not formally required, or any other grounds which cannot be shown to be justified.

In regards to employees, volunteers and all members of visiting companies, and in the provision of services, Slate Barn Arts is committed to providing and promoting equal opportunities for all.



Safeguarding of Children Policy

Slate Barn Arts recognises that the welfare of children is paramount. All children, whatever their age, gender, ability, culture, racial origin, language, religious beliefs and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse. All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to appropriately and swiftly.

All employees, volunteers and participants have a responsibility to report concerns to the appropriate Child Protection Officer, currently Director, Amy Gibbons. To the best of its ability Slate Barn Arts will ensure that children and young people are provided with safety and protection whilst on the premises.

A child is defined as under 18 according to The Children Act 1989.

Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults Policy

Slate Barn Arts recognises the need to provide support services and access to the arts for vulnerable members of society within the communities it serves; beneficiaries and volunteers. Slate Barn Arts aims to adopt the highest possible standards and take all reasonable steps to ensure the protection, safety and welfare of its beneficiaries, volunteers and facilitators. Directors, facilitators and able volunteers, recognise and accept the responsibility to develop and raise awareness of the issues involved in working with vulnerable adults.