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BAAT Safeguarding Level 2: The Role of the Art Therapist in Safeguarding Children & Young People. Emerging & Complex Issues

Aimed at practitioners who have completed our Level 1 in Safeguarding.

Saturday 26th of October 2019

10am to 4pm


24–27 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD

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Level 2 assumes you have sufficient understanding of Information Sharing Consent Working together 2015 Identifying signs and symptoms If you would like to learn more about these practical pre-requisites you may attend level 1 Safeguarding which is delivered as part of our Skill for practice workshops. Safeguarding is now an integral element of the Art therapist’s role. It is imperative that Art Therapists carry out this function effectively and in accordance with legislation. Aimed at practitioners who have completed our level 1 in safeguarding, this course takes a more in depth look at emerging complex practice issues; sexual exploitation, trafficking, gang recruitment and culture. Practitioners will explore new legislation and their responsibilities as part of the children and young people’s workforce in today’s rapidly changing safeguarding landscape.

You will learn:

• What sexual exploitation and trafficking is

• How to identify children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation or gang violence or who are already being exploited

• How to identify signs and symptoms of abuse in Children & Young People

• How to fulfil your safeguarding duties as part of today’s Children & Young People's workforce

• What to consider when conducting a risk assessment

• How to identify non verbal disclosures within art therapy

• How, when and to whom to make a referral

• How to support vulnerable Children & Young People through art therapy


SARAH KENDRICK has worked therapeutically with families for over 30 years in substance misuse, youth offending, family assessment, children’s centre and school settings. Sarah has managed and supervised innovative therapeutic services for marginalised families & care experienced children and young people including teenage parents and their children. She holds Postgraduate qualifications in counselling and clinical supervision and an MA in Psychotherapy. In her private practice, Sarah supervises practitioners working across various social care settings and has a particular interest in the application of psychotherapeutic theory to non-clinical practice. 
Sarah is currently Head of Service for the leading children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, where she manages services in schools across the South of England.

Additional Information:

Non BAAT member fee: £160 to book please email with your booking enquiry

Employer funded BAAT Member: £130

Full BAAT member self-funded: £100

Under-employed BAAT member self-funded: £80

Trainee BAAT member self-funded: £80

2 reserved reduced places for Unemployed/Trainee BAAT members £50 (Please email to book, places allocated on a first come - first served basis).


If you would like to be invoiced for your place on this course, please complete this Invoice form Invoice Request Form - Course Booking Form.docx

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If you would like to be invoiced and are not a BAAT member, you will need to create a BAAT booking account by registering via our website here This does not incur a fee and is free to set up. Please include your registered BAAT number within your form.

Lunch and refreshments included.

Convenors:  Sarah Kendrick

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