Hello and welcome to the D.M.J website. My name is Deborah Maureen Jane Killworth.
I started dancing at the age of 3 with a Russian Style ballet, and then at the age of 9 I started Ballroom, Latin American, Rock 'n' Roll and Disco Freestyle.whilst carring on with Ballet. At the age of 12 I joined June Cant's dance school and took my exams all the way through to Supreme Award. I started going to Disco Freestyle Competitions which I really enjoyed and became a Champion dancer in both Solo's and Pair's. I then started to help June Cant teach and at the age of 25 I retired from competing and went on to do my professional exams with the I.S.T.D. U.K.A and the I.D.T.A. I then became a member of the A.D.F.P. to whom I hold Championship status which enables me to judge. Dancing has been and is my life and I hope that I bring that enthusiasim to my dance school.
D.M.J. dancing specialises in disco/freestyle, ballroom, latin american, rock.'n'.roll, street, and slow styles of dancing, training pupils up for the I.D.T.A. U.K.A and I.S.T.D. exams and medalist competitions. The I.D.T.A. U.K.A and the I.S.T.D. are the three leading associations within the dance world and the school is also involved in the A.D.F.P. competition circuit. The A.D.F.P. is the organisation in which the competition rules are run under.
Child Protection Policy For Debbie Killworth (D.M.J. Dancing)
Debbie Killworth (D.M.J. Dancing) fully recognises the responsibility it has to have arrangements about safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
This document sets out how the club will meet those responsibilities, which fall into three categories:
1. What action adults working in the club will take if they suspect a club member is being abused.
2. Staff code of conduct.
3. Preventing unsuitable people working or helping with the club.
If a child is being abused
Club staff can have an important role to play in noticing indicators of possible abuse or neglect through their contact with children. It is important that all staff know what to do if they have any such concerns.
Code of Conduct for Adult Working in the Club
Abuse of Trust
The Sexual Offences Act 2003
It is an offence for a person over 18 (e.g. teacher, sports coach, youth worker) to have a sexual relationship with a young person under 18 where that person is in a position of trust in respect of that young person even if the relationship is consensual. This applies where the young person is in full-time education and the teacher/responsible adult works in the same establishment as the young person, even if he/she does not teach the young person.
Preventing unsuitable people from working with children.
The club will operate safe recruitment practices including ensuring appropriate Criminal Record Bureau checks and references are taken up. Referees will be asked whether they have any reason to doubt the person's suitability to work with children.
The club will consult with the Manager of the Child Protection Review Unit (give relevant phone no.) and with the head teacher of the school in the event of an allegation being made against an adult working in the club she/he will adhere to the relevant procedures.
I would like to inform all pupils/parents that any unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated, either here within the club or at any event/competition where the club is beng represented. Unacceptable behaviour may result in the pupil's exclusion from the club.
Unaceceptable behaviour includes - swearing, spitting, fighting and derogatory comment towards others.
Most importantly whilst at the competitions you are all ambassadors and representatives of this club and i expect you to behave in a manner showing this.