Safeguarding for the Performing Arts

Thursday 23 April 10.30am - 5.00pm

COVID-19 UPDATE: It is with regret that we have taken the decision to postpone this training course which was due to take place on 23 April 2020 at the Albany, London; we plan to reschedule it in the Autumn.

For those who have already booked, we will transfer your place on to the next course and keep you informed as of the new date.

We have been dealing with a high level of calls from members regarding Covid-19 and would like to reassure all ITC members that we are available to advise you on this. Our advice service is open Monday - Friday. Please do email or call us (0207 403 1727) and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We will continue to update website with new information which can be found here

Thank you for your understanding at this time.

This course aims to help you identify and understand safeguarding concerns, issues and responsibilities when working with children, young people and vulnerable adults in the context the performing arts industry.

By the end of the course you will have explored and have an understanding of:
- What is safeguarding and relevant legislation
- The safeguarding issues that you may encounter in a workshop, performance and workplace settings
- The necessity for the prompt and effective reporting of incidents and concerns
- DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and Child Licencing requirements
- How to start/adapt and implement a Safeguarding Policy and Procedure for your organisation

‘It was useful to think about the subject in more depth and get ideas on how to develop a policy.’ Ellen Chambers


This course is an delivered as a seminar with plenty of opportunity for questions, discussion and learning from fellow-participants’ experiences.

Target Audience

The course is aimed primarily at those that work with and provide performing arts activities and performances for and with children, young people and vulnerable adults. This course would also be useful for board members that need a understanding of safeguarding.


Rebecca Manson Jones is the is Link Governor for Safeguarding on the Board of Governors for a local SE London Secondary School. She has recently been appointed at Artistic Director/Joint CEO of 'Spare Tyre', previously she worked for Oily Cart and founded 'Just Jones' and she is also Co-Chair of 'What Next? Lewisham'.


£135+VAT (£162) for ITC members and £195+VAT (£234) for non-members. Early Bird rates available three weeks in advance.


The Albany, Douglas Way, London, SE8 4AG

Start time

The training room will open at 10am please arrive ready to start promptly at 10:30am.

For more information or to discuss access needs, please call 0207 403 1727 or email us

Bookings are registered on receipt of the course fee. As there is are limited places on our courses places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Outstanding payments may be cancelled in order for others to book and attend. Please find our full booking terms and conditions, including the cancellation policy here.