Safeguarding in an online world

Friday 16 October, 10am-12noon
Via. Zoom

Since March this year we have all found ourselves in new circumstances and may be unaware or concerned about the safeguarding risks posed by online work. In the past we might not have needed online policy and practice, alternatively we may have delivered online prior to March but have recently changed the way that we work.

For those people receiving emergency funding it may be part of the funders guidance that you have policy and practice in place. For example, it is a requirement that all Arts Council England-funded organisations, individuals, and projects who work with children, young people or adults at risk of abuse have a safeguarding policy in place.

This 2-hour course will help you to identify the potential areas of concern when delivering work online and areas to consider when developing your online safeguarding policy. It is ideal for those working within an organisation or freelance.

To register:

Please register your interest for the workshop session, by clicking HERE.

We will confirm your place and details of the workshop via. email. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis

If you have any questions about the event, please email [email protected].

We know that working from home may mean that you may face interruptions, and that is fine! You are also welcome to turn off your camera and use the chat to converse.

Please note: due to our funding conditions, this workshop is only available to individual creative practitioners who live work or study in Sunderland or creative/ heritage organisations and creative businesses who are based in Sunderland.

This workshop is offered as part of the Unlock the City programme which supports the development of artists and creative businesses in Sunderland. Unlock the City is delivered in partnership by Sunderland Culture, Sunderland City Council, Digital Catapult, North East BIC and Sunderland BME Network, with funding from Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Great Place Programme, and Coastal Communities Fund

About Lesley:

Lesley Wood is a freelance creative and educational professional with more than 20 years’ in-depth experience of working across the creative, heritage, education and cultural sectors.

Lesley brings a 360 approach to her work linking theory, sector guidance and practical hands on experience and knowledge to support others in developing their practice.
She is a very well experienced project manager with specialist knowledge of cross sector work and skills development.

She has worked extensively with a range of organisations and individuals developing safeguarding practice and raising awareness of keeping people safe in the arts, heritage and cultural sectors.

She has worked nationally as a consultant with many organisations providing support and training development in areas such as project management, consultation skills development, professional practice, participatory practice and evaluation.

She works with organisations of all sizes and across all sectors measuring impact & providing support on strategic development. She is passionate about developing evaluation, consultation and research that is stakeholder led and promotes development.

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