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Fact sheets and legal compliance info

Dancers, dance teachers, leaders and facilitators are subject to a range of legal issues, depending on the nature and location of their work.

The following information has been compiled by People Dancing to help members of the dance community gain a better understanding of their legal obligations. The pages have been specifically designed to support the learning of DDTAL candidates. This is not an exhaustive list. There may be other legal issues that may affect your practice.

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Legal compliance 
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (1988)
LC2. Equality Act 2010
LC3. UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) (1990)
LC4. Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (SVGA) 2006
LC5. Protection of Freedoms Act (2012) (including DBS information legislation)
LC6. Education Act (2002)
LC7. Children Act (1989) and (2004) (England and Wales)
LC8. Children and Young People Act (Scotland) 2014
LC9. The Data Protection Act (1998)
LC10. Freedom of Information Act (2000)
LC11. Children and Young Person's Act (1933) and (1963)
LC12. Health & Safety at Work Act (1974)
LC13. The Human Rights Act (1998).

Information sheets (IS):

IS1. Introduction to Risk Assessment for Community Dance Practitioners
IS2. Risk Management Guidelines - A Guide to Supervision of Social Activities in the Sports Industry
IS3. Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (SVGA) 2006
IS4. Risk management for charities
IS5. Creating a YouTube presence
IS6. Community Interest Companies
IS7. Creating a Facebook presence
IS8. Welcoming speakers of different languages
IS9. Events checklist – disability and access
IS10. Low-cost IT tools
IS11. Planning a marketing campaign
IS12. Community benefit
IS13. Cashflow forecasts
IS14. Crisis management and disaster recovery
IS15. Social enterprise
IS16. Health and safety for lone and remote workers
IS17. Corporate social responsibility (CRS)
IS18. Copyright
IS19. Just how safe are you?
IS20. Monitoring and evaluation
IS21. Community media
IS22. Engaging with freelancers.


Reasonable precautions have been taken to ensure the information held on this website is accurate. Information is checked for accuracy and completeness, and updated from time to time. However, it is not intended to be legally comprehensive; it is designed to provide guidance in good faith at the stated date but without accepting liability.

Users must be aware that whilst an Act or Regulation may still be in force, parts may have been superseded by later legislation or completely withdrawn. You should seek independent legal advice if you require verified up-to-date information in relation to your own individual circumstances.

People Dancing acknowledge the support of Trinity College London in the development of the legal compliance webpages. More information about Trinity College London can be found at