PUBLIC STATEMENT

ArtsEd can confirm that we have been made aware of allegations of serious historic misconduct. As we understand, they relate to incidents that took place between 2012 – 2017 in the Higher Education institution, with students 18 or older.

While we do not yet have the full detail of the allegations, the Trustees of the school have opened an external investigation into the matter and have engaged an independent QC, Rebecca Tuck, to lead that process.

In order to ensure this investigation is as rigorous and independent as possible, our Principal Chris Hocking has agreed that it is appropriate for him to temporarily stand down. We support his decision and have appointed our current Deputy Principal Jane Morton to take on the role of Principal while the investigation is carried out.

The welfare and safety of our students is our highest priority, and we have a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of discrimination or abuse.

We have robust policies and procedures in place to protect the welfare of our students, and as part of this process, we encourage staff and students to bring any incidents, of any kind, to our attention.

We have made a new email address available for anyone to report any misconduct of any kind: reporting@independentinvestigation.co.uk.

Any information that comes to light within this investigation will be shared with the relevant authorities and we are already working to make contact with the appropriate stakeholders.

Click on the links below to read the Terms of Reference and the Privacy Notice relating to the external investigation.

Terms of Reference                            Privacy Notice

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