Safeguarding: the essentials [online via Zoom]

Thursday 17 September 11.00am - 1.00pm

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

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 basic understanding of safeguarding.

Trainer

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'.

How to Book

Book your place via this web page. Places are limited.
The day before we will send you the Zoom joining instructions. Please read Top Tips for using Zoom below for ensure the smooth running on the session.

As there is are limited places on this course places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please find our full booking terms and conditions, including the cancellation policy here.

Top Tips for using Zoom

  • Make sure you have a strong reliable internet connection. This is imperative to getting the most out of the session and connecting with people.
  • It is best to use Zoom on a PC or laptop, tablets can be used but some of the features are limited.
  • Your video/webcam and microphone will need to be on for this course.
  • If possible, try to use a headset instead of your computer’s built-in audio. Zoom works just fine with the built-ins, but the quality is even sharper with higher quality hardware.
  • Your camera should be at eye level. Adjust your camera if it is too low or high, if possible seeing you from the chest or waist up is good, instead of just seeing your face. Make sure you have a comfortable chair.
  • Lighting can make a difference - position yourself so that most of the light is coming from in front of you (behind your monitor), instead of behind you. If you have a window behind you, shut the blinds, otherwise your face will be difficult to see.
  • Find a quiet space for the duration, shut the door, ask people not to disturb you, silence all notifications from all devices, including phones and mute yourself as necessary.
  • Have some water to drink, a notebook and a pen available.