Course Duration: 1 hour 52 minutes (approx.)
All staff, including private tutors, visiting music teachers and music education professionals, must understand and comply with child protection and safeguarding measures. Following good safeguarding practices in music lessons, online or face-to-face, creates a safe and secure environment for children and young people to learn in.
Developed by Lorna Ponambalum, an independent safeguarding and inclusion consultant, this Essential CPD course provides you with the knowledge and skills to understand your child protection and safeguarding duties if working in a music education setting.
Please note: The course consists of learning through video, task completion and further reading/research. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives of the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process and complete all relevant activities to ensure they can successfully apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own setting.
Developed in line with
- Keeping children safe in education
- Working together to safeguard children
- What to do if you are worried a child is being abused
- Guidance from The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)
- Understanding why it’s important to have robust, regularly updated safeguarding measures in place within your setting or organisation.
- Developing your knowledge of the definition of child abuse and the statutory guidance and legislation in relation to safeguarding.
- Identifying indicators of safeguarding concerns, including how to appropriately respond to children who may make a disclosure to you.
- Understanding how to appropriately address safeguarding concerns and report disclosures to your designated safeguarding officer.
- Understanding what constitutes as good safeguarding practice when teaching music, both online and in person.