Thu 27 Oct 2022: 10:00AM
Youth Theatre Arts Scotland

Youth Theatre Foundations: Child Protection Training

Venue: Online
Prices: YTAS Members £5; non-members £20

YTAS and Children in Scotland are pleased to deliver bespoke Child Protection Training for the youth theatre sector.

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This workshop is part of Youth Theatre Arts Scotland’s Youth Theatre Foundations strand of training, focusing on how to run a safe and efficient organisation through policy, legislation and best practice.

This session will be targeted at practitioners and anyone in your organisation who works directly with young people on a regular basis, including assistants and trainee roles. It may also be a great refresher for more established staff who have not received formal training in recent years.

In line with the new National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021, this course provides participants with key information around the identification and management of wellbeing and child protection concerns. Participants will examine their own role and responsibilities in the child protection process alongside the role of others and will gain a deeper understanding of the current policy, procedures, guidance, and legislation that assist us in the effective protection of children.

Expected Outcomes/ Key learning

  • To be aware of and know how to source the key procedures, policies, guidance, and legislation that can assist us in the protection of children
  • To understand what child abuse is, what areas of concern may be around for a child and how to identify them
  • To raise awareness of current national and local child protection/safeguarding themes
  • To know what action to take if you are worried a child is being abused or is at risk of abuse and what your role and the role of others is in the child protection process

Scenarios will be specific to the youth theatre sector and you are encouraged to bring along a copy of your organisation’s CP policy to refer to.

This training is offered at a discounted rate for YTAS members and the Scottish youth theatre sector thanks to support from our funders. The YTAS sector training programme is supported by funding from the Gannochy Trust and Creative Scotland. Bursaries are available to any YTAS Member who requires financial support in order to attend one of our training courses, and will cover any fees associated with the training.

Meet the Facilitator

Children in Scotland bring together a network of people working with and for children, alongside children and young people themselves. They offer a broad, balanced and independent voice. They create solutions, provide support and develop positive change across all areas affecting children in Scotland.

Who is it for?

Practitioners: For those on the front line of creative delivery. Training that is for practitioners is for anyone who engages directly with young people in the creative process.

Freelancers: For those of you who are braving it on your own. Training for freelancers will be spaces designed to investigate the unique challenges that come from working contractually for multiple organisations.

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