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Creating Safety

Creating Safety

Creating Safety provides guidance on child protection for individuals and organisations involved in delivering artistic, cultural and creative projects for children and young people in Scotland.

You may be an individual freelancer working with children, or a small, medium or large-sized organisation or company employing staff and volunteers to work with children. The work may be a once-off activity, or a project that will run indefinitely. Whatever the context, the overall aim will be to create the safest possible environment for children, where they can: feel safe and comfortable; are treated equitably and with respect; and where they are given freedom to have fun and develop their independence and creativity.

Creating Safety has been revised and updated to reflect important changes in legislation and policy. This version is consistent (on publication in November 2014) with the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland, and Disclosure Scotland and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. It is also consistent with changes in approaches to child protection over recent years, which have evolved to ensure that focus on minimising risk does not mean that children miss out on enjoying the healthy range of opportunities that are so important for their development.


Creating Safety

View and download Creating Safety in pdf format.

Order a free print copy 

For the first time we also have free print copies of Creating Safety available. To request a copy, email enquiries@creativescotland.com or contact us via the website.

This publication was produced as joint project between Children in Scotland and Creative Scotland.

Young performers - a guide for parents and carers

The Scottish Government has produced a guide for parents and carers of young performers, outlining how to ensure their safety and wellbeing are protected when performing on stage or screen or taking part in sporting or modelling activities.