An Introduction to DBS: Safeguarding Children and Young People in Museums
Tuesday, 6 October 2015 from 10:30 to 16:30 (BST)
Delivered in partnership with Artswork, the youth arts development agency
This workshop is essential training for anyone working within museums and galleries.
The session will cover current changes in child protection legislation including the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), the role and importance of policies, with a focus on common issues museums face day to day when working with children and young people.
Who should attend?
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.
What will you learn?
By the end of the day, you should be able to
- Demonstrate an understanding of current child protection legislation and the need for safe guidelines
- Identify ways to recognise potential signs of abuse and breaches of child protection policies
- Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate guidelines for responding and reporting possible abuse
- Feel more confident of “safe touch” guidelines (especially when using more physical art forms) to protect yourselves from unfounded allegations of abuse
- Develop an appropriate child protection policy and guidelines for your project/ organisation
- Establish good practice and ensure your child protection policy remains in line with current legislation.
Anne is a highly experienced trainer and arts practitioner with specialist knowledge around child protection and safeguarding. Anne has experience of working across many sectors including arts, culture, youth, education, as well as museums and heritage.
The South West Museum Skills programme is delivered by the South Western Federation on behalf of the South West Museum Development Partnership, funded by Arts Council England.
When & Where
The South West Federation of Museums and Art Galleries (SWFed)
The South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries is the 'voice' of museums and art galleries across the South West of England.
As an independent membership based organisation, we have supported the region's museums and art galleries and the people that work in them - for over 80 years!
We deliver the South West Museum Skills programme on behalf of the South West Museum Development Partnership, which is funded through Arts Council England.