All arts organisations, groups and individual artists working with children have a responsibility to protect children from harm and contribute to their safety and well-being, in accordance with legislation and national guidance.

Every organisation or individual artist providing services to children should ensure that they have policies and procedures in place which protect children from harm. It is the responsibility of organisations to ensure that all staff members and volunteers have good quality information to enable them to recognise and report child protection and welfare concerns. If you are an adult working on your own to provide a service to children, you should ensure that your procedures follow best practice in child protection.

Further information for individuals and organisations working with children and young people can be found on the Tusla website→