Guildhall Young Artists Online Wellbeing and Support

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Wellbeing and Support

Guildhall Young Artists has many years experience of working with children and young people from all backgrounds. It is our priority to create an inclusive, safe and happy environment for every child or young person that spends time with us. 

We understand that there may be times when showing up for a class might not always feel easy. For these days, when signing into a class may feel like a difficult thing to do, we encourage you to let us know so our team can look at ways to support you. Our team will provide a safe and confidential space in order for you to do this.

At Guildhall Young Artists we believe that the arts has the ability to positively impact on mental health and mindset so we would always encourage you to attend your class, even when it may feel difficult to do so.


All Guildhall Young Artists staff are subject to safe recruitment processes which include Enhanced DBS checks. Staff are required to undertake regular safeguarding training which is part of our safeguarding culture at Guildhall Young Artists. We have a dedicated Safeguarding Team and you can contact our Head of Safeguarding, Hetsie van Rooyen if you would like any information on pastoral or safeguarding support.

Further details can be found in our Safeguarding Policy, which you can access here or download below.

Guildhall School Safeguarding Policy Nov2023.pdf Safeguarding Policy - updated for 2023/24


Online Teaching Guidance for Parents

All parents will be sent our safeguarding protocol for remote teaching and will be required to acknowledge that they are aware of this document before starting their course or tuition. 

Our safeguarding protocol for remote teaching can be downloaded below.

GYA Online Safeguarding Protocol for Students & Parents.pdf


Important Safeguarding Contact Details

The Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) are:

Julie Beaman: and Joshua Jones:

For urgent safeguarding matters, please phone Julie Beaman on +442038341574 or Joshua Jones on +442038341573.

If neither of the above mentioned staff are available, you can also contact: Hetsie van Rooyen, Head of Safeguarding at Guildhall School of Music & Drama:


Careers Advice and Development

The well-being of our students is a prerequisite for their success and there may be times when they will need help or advice. The Online Centre Managers welcome the opportunity to discuss student’s progress and offer careers advice. In addition, our experienced teachers will oversee the students’ studies and help cater for their individual needs.