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Creating Safety: child protection in the creative sector


14/06/2019 09:30






About this event

This free training workshop, funded by Creative Scotland and delivered by Children in Scotland, is aimed at anyone working with children and young people in the arts, screen and creative industries – including paid and voluntary workers – who have day-to-day contact with children and young people.

It will give you the opportunity to review and update your existing child protection knowledge, policy and practice by understanding the guidelines set out in Creating Safety: Child protection guidelines for Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries (Creative Scotland and Children in Scotland, 2019).

This practical full-day event will help you feel confident about child protection, being able to share your knowledge with staff and colleagues, to ensure your organisation is up to date in its understanding of best safeguarding practice and able to support children, young people and staff with child protection concerns.

Key learning:

  • What is child protection: definition and legislation
  • Key principles of working with children and young people and how to apply them in practice
  • Dealing with disclosures and suspicions of abuse and neglect
  • Signs of concern and how to respond
  • Recruiting and supervising staff and volunteers
  • Writing child protection policy, procedures and code of behaviour.

Please note that places will be limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. There will be a restriction of one or two delegates per organisation.


Creating Safety: Child protection guidelines for Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries, produced by Children in Scotland in collaboration with Creative Scotland, provides guidance on child protection and safeguarding for individuals and organisations involved in delivering artistic, cultural and creative projects for or with children and young people in Scotland.

The aim of the guidance is to create the safest possible environment for children and young people, where they can feel safe and comfortable, are treated equitably and with respect, and where they are given freedom to have fun and develop their independence and creativity.

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