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Child Protection and Safeguarding in the Arts and Cultural Sectors

27 August 2020 @ 10:00 - 16:00

£45 – £75

Of benefit to individuals and organisations looking to update their understanding of child protection legislation and best practice, this course provides a full update on current child protection legislation, including Categories of Abuse, the Disclosure and Barring service, Duty to Refer and Working Together.

The day will provide in-depth practical advice to help you develop sensible structures and build confidence around child protection issues, within the context of developing and delivering creative and cultural projects for children and young people. The course also includes an online safeguarding section, exploring current guidance and best practice for the online environment, helping you to identify and consider the updated risks and how this can impact on your own policy and practice.

This training day will be split into two sessions 10am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4pm allowing for a lunchbreak in between. There will also be a comfort break in both the morning and afternoon session at the discretion of the trainer. Training will run using Zoom video conferencing. Full joining information will be sent once we have received your booking. You do not need a Zoom account in order to take part in this training, but you will need access to a computer or smartphone that has video capabilities.

Ideal for:
Everyone working in the arts and cultural sectors with children and young people

You will gain:
An update on current child protection legislation and best practice
Information on the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), and how to handle disclosure
Ideas for developing child protection policies

Lesley Wood is a creative and educational professional with more than 20 years’ in depth experience of working across the creative, heritage, education and cultural sectors. She works with organisations of all sizes and across all sectors measuring impact & providing support on strategic development.

Course Cost:
Full price: £75 per person
Bursary price: £45

We are pleased to offer a limited number of bursary places for this course, priced at £45 per person. Bursary places are available for individuals that meet the below criteria, and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Registered disabled
Part-time worker (2 days or less per week)

To take advantage of a bursary place, please select ‘Bursary place’ at checkout, and select which of the bursary criteria you fulfil when prompted on the booking form. We reserve the right to charge full price if we believe an individual has incorrectly claimed a bursary place.

For advice and information, please contact the Professional Development team via [email protected]


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