Safeguarding of all students and staff is of the utmost importance at Guildhall Young Artists Taunton. The designated Safeguarding Lead is Rachael Parvin and the designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Sarah-Jane Cross. 

All staff and volunteers receive rigorous training in Safeguarding and Prevent Duty, and all staff, volunteers and parents are made aware of Guildhall School’s Safeguarding Policy.

Important Safeguarding Contact Details

Hetsie van Rooyen, Head of Safeguarding, Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Email:

Safeguarding Helpline:  07473 961 279 (Helpline available 9am – 5pm, Mondays to Thursdays and on a Saturday.  No availability on Fridays and Sundays)

For other queries regarding GYA Taunton, please get in touch on 07754 217993 or email