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Cultural Sector Training – Safeguarding Best Practice with Care-Experienced Children and Young People with The Mighty Creatives (14th May 2024)

  • Tuesday 14th May 2024 at 9:00am - 12:30pm
  • FREE
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This session is the second training session as part of a four-part training series, supporting cultural organisations to improve their work for care-experienced children and young people. This is a partnership programme with Arts Connect, funded by Arts Council England. These training sessions have been informed by The Mighty Creatives’ award-winning Creative Mentoring programme.

About the session

Join Emily York, Youth Programme Manager at The Mighty Creatives, to hear more about Safeguarding Best Practice when working with Virtual Schools and Care Experienced Children and Young People.

In attending this session, you will leave with a deeper understanding of:

  • Basic Safeguarding definitions, policies and procedures,
  • The expectations of Virtual Schools of cultural organisations and their Safeguarding procedures,
  • A trauma-informed approach to Safeguarding,
  • Moral Injury, what it is and why it’s important,
  • The importance of communication,
  • The importance of a ‘corporate parent’ mindset.

The session will be interactive and will take participants through a series of:

  • Interactive Q&A sessions,
  • Breakout discussions,
  • Videos and audio examples,
  • An exploration of case studies inspired by real-life examples.

About the Training Series

The training series (of four training sessions) aims to give participating organisations a better understanding of challenges that children in care face, how we safeguard ourselves and participants as well as how we can apply our vital creative practices to support them more meaningfully.

This session is session two of four. The following training sessions will be taking place on the below dates:

  • Friday 24th May, 13:30-17:00 – Trauma Informed Practice and the Vulnerable Brain.
  • Thursday 30th May 09:00-12.30 – Empowering Children and Young People’s Voices.

It’s compulsory for participating organisations to take part in 3 out of the 4 training sessions, with one of these attended being the Safeguarding Best Practice session.

About the Project

This training series is part of a pilot project, in partnership with Arts Connect, funded by Arts Council England. It aims to explore and research how Virtual Schools and Cultural Organisations can develop better and more meaningful partnerships to respond to an area of need.

Cultural organisations engaging in the training series will have the opportunity to apply to be part of the project, where organisations will be matched to a Virtual School partner to deliver and exploratory research project, subject to shortlisting and matching.

To find out more about the project, please visit our website here.

If you have any questions, please email Emily.york@themightycreatives.com.


Tuesday 14th May 2024





Additional information

Please do ensure you sign up before the 7th May as bookings will be closing on this date.

Zoom details will be shared ahead of the training session. Please ensure you sign on promptly for a 09:00 start.

The session will be recorded and will be shared at the end of all four sessions.