Creating Safety: child protection and youth arts 

26th April 2010, 9.45 am- 4 pm, Theatre Royal Plymouth

 Artsplan, the training and publications department of Artswork and in-house training provider for ENYAN (English National Youth Arts Network), is pleased to be delivering the one day course ‘Creating Safety’ on 26th April 2010 at Theatre Royal in Plymouth.

 Artsplan is the largest provider of specialist youth arts training courses and publications in the UK and all training and publications are written and supported by experienced youth arts specialists, currently involved in direct project work with young people.

 This one day course is essential training for anyone working within youth arts, but especially those using more physical art forms, such as dance and drama. Developed in conjunction with South East Dance this course compliments the Arts Council England “Keeping Arts Safe” guidelines developed with the NSPCC. The training will cover current child protection legislation in line with the requirements of the ISA and the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB), within the context of delivering a youth arts project and includes a “safe touch” section, exploring how child protection guidelines can be maintained within more physical art forms.

 It will be of benefit to individuals and organisations looking to develop their own child protection policy and maintain standards of good practice, providing practical advice and guidelines to develop confidence and sensible structures around child protection issues within youth arts.

 Previous course participants have commented:

 ‘’The structure of the course was very clear and I enjoyed the practical elements.  I have plenty of resources to look back on which will help with updating our Child Protection Policy. I enjoyed the day and it gave me the chance to share situations and experiences with others.’’

 ‘’A great day – clear structure, a confidence builder & informative.  I will use ideas and information to influence policies and practice.’’

 All participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course and a wealth of practical resources.  Prices for each course, which include lunch and refreshments, range from £110 to £150, with limited bursaries available. Please also remember that ENYAN members can request a 5% discount on all Artsplan publications and training!

For more information or to book a place, please contact the Artsplan Team via: artsplan@artswork.org.uk or call 02380 682535. To subscribe to ENYAN visit www.enyan.co.uk.