The course offers a comprehensive introduction into safeguarding practices, empowering participants with essential knowledge and practical strategies to ensure the wellbeing of young people and adult audiences in museums and heritage sites.

Priced at just £25, this flexible course spans 3.5 – 4 hours, allowing professionals to enhance their skills at their convenience. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate issued by Artswork, acknowledging their dedication to creating safe and inclusive spaces within their professional realm.

The online course enables participants to delve into the following topics:

  • The Background to Safeguarding: Understand the historical context and the critical role safeguarding plays in ensuring the wellbeing of young people and adults.
  • The Key Categories of Abuse: Gain insights into recognising and understanding different forms of abuse, enabling you to maintain a protective environment.
  • How to Promote Professional Relationships in the Workplace: Delve into the importance of distinguishing between professional relationships and friendships.
  • Support Disclosures from Others: Acquire the skills to handle and respond to disclosures sensitively, creating an atmosphere where individuals feel safe to share their experiences.
  • Confidence in Safeguarding Practice: Develop practical strategies and techniques to confidently apply safeguarding practices within your specific role.

“We are delighted to launch this partnership course together with  Artswork, a true leader in the realm of safeguarding training,” said Rachel Tranter, GEM Director. “By combining our expertise and resources, we aim to equip museum learning practitioners across the museum and heritage sector with the necessary tools to provide a safe environment for inclusive and quality learning, ensuring the wellbeing of the audiences”.

Artswork, renowned for its extensive experience in delivering safeguarding training and consultation within the arts and cultural industry for over 25 years, brings a wealth of knowledge and learning expertise to the partnership.

Annabel Cook, Artswork’s Deputy CEO, has expressed her excitement at this collaboration. “We are thrilled to be working in partnership with GEM to deliver this training which will empower their members to boost their safeguarding skills and knowledge in the heritage and museum sector. This is a great opportunity to offer engaging and meaningful learning experiences on this crucial topic.”

As pioneers in their respective fields, GEM and Artswork are dedicated to fostering excellence and innovation in museum education and safeguarding practices. Through collaborative efforts, they continue to elevate standards and drive positive impact within the heritage sector, enriching the lives of individuals and communities.

For more information about “Safeguarding for the Heritage Sector” and to register for the course, please visit the course webpage.

About GEM:

GEM (Group for Education in Museums) is a sector support organisation dedicated to advancing museum learning across the UK. Through tailored training, courses, conferences, events, and publications, GEM works closely with museum educators to address industry needs and foster professional development.

About Artswork:

Artswork is a leading provider of safeguarding training and consultation within the arts and cultural sector, with a track record spanning over 25 years. Renowned for its commitment to excellence and innovation, Artswork delivers high-quality training online, ensuring organisations remain equipped with the knowledge and skills to promote safety and wellbeing.