Safeguarding and Child Protection

As part of the Engage Spring Training Programme we are offering funded places to those working in the gallery and visual arts education sector to undertake an online e-learning course with NSPCC. Each CPD certified course can be completed at your own pace and in your own time. You can save your progress, exit and revisit the course at any time during the 12 months you have access.

6 places available per course

How to book

In order to reserve a place on one of the e-learning courses book a ticket below with Engage on Eventbrite. You will need to consent to Engage sharing your name and email address with the course provider in order to undertake the course. When you have booked a place, Engage will register you with the course provider, and you will receive an email invitation from them with the information you need to undertake the course.

Please read through the full description of each course on the NSPCC website before booking.

Choose from:

Online safety training

Developed by the NSPCC in association with CEOP, the child protection unit of the National Crime Agency, this 4 hour elearning course will help you to understand what children and young people do online, why they take risks and how to respond to these risks so you can feel confident in protecting the children you work with. Please visit the NSPCC website for full details: https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/training/online-safety

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Child protection in Scotland

Do you need to understand your role in protecting children and young people in Scotland to keep them safe? Developed by subject matter experts specialising in child protection, the NSPCC’s e-learning course will give you a clear understanding of how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child’s welfare. Please visit the NSPCC website for full details: https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/training/child-protection-scotland-course

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Safeguarding 16 to 25 year olds training (England and Wales)

This 3 hour e-learning course will increase your confidence in safeguarding and protecting the young people you work with. Please visit the NSPCC website for full details: https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/training/safeguarding-young-adults-16-to-25-year-olds

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Safeguarding children and young people with SEND

This 3 hour e-learning course is aimed at education professionals, but the learning is also relevant to people working with children with SEND in other settings. Please visit the NSPCC website for full details: https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/training/safeguarding-children-with-send

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Engage Spring Training Programme

Engage is delighted to announce a programme of workshops and short courses which will run throughout February and March to provide training and skills development for those working in the gallery and visual arts education sector across the UK.

The programme will support colleagues in the sector to develop their understanding and skills in relation to issues which have become more urgent because of recent challenges, particularly since the pandemic, including mental health and wellbeing, the climate emergency, and supporting creative practitioners. Additionally a range of sessions will support colleagues to work in the online environment through the development of skills in digital facilitation, facilitating play online, and digital drawing, amongst other topics.

Engage has received generous support through the Cultural Recovery Fund administered by Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation for core costs and sector support. As a result, we are able to offer funded places on our workshops and courses to those in England, supported through the Cultural Recovery Fund. We are able to offer free places to those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Sessions are suitable for colleagues who are employees, freelance, currently furloughed and unemployed. Engage members can take advantage of priority booking. Remaining places will be opened to bookings for others working in the sector.