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BAAT Safeguarding Level 1: The Role of the Art Therapist in Safeguarding Children & Young People

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.

Saturday 26th June 2021

10:00am - 17:00pm



(Delivered via Zoom, information for the day & invite to join will be sent one-week prior to the start date)

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This course is open to all who wish to attend and provides a recent historical context of child protection with the aim of clarifying the duties & responsibilities of Art Therapists in safeguarding children as part of today’s C&YP work force. Whether working independently or as an employee of an organisation, this course will explore duties, responsibilities and reporting lines informed by the new updated “Working Together” 2017. The course will help explore: signs and symptoms of abuse, verbal and non verbal disclosure, when and how to make an onward referral and will equip you with a “protocol template” to better protect children and risk manage your case load.


You will learn:
A recent historical context of child protection and how it has shaped today’s legislation.

How to fulfil your safeguarding duties as part of today’s C&YP workforce 

What to consider when conducting a risk assessment 

How to identify signs and symptoms of abuse in C&YP 

How to identify non verbal disclosures within art therapy 

How, when and to whom to make a referral

Additional Information:

Non-Members (Self & Employer Funded): £175.00


To book, please create a free BAAT account if you don't already have one:


For Employer Funded places, please download and complete the invoice request booking form, including BAAT account number and purchase order number from employer. Form Link: Invoice Request Form - Course Booking Form.docx

Once completed, email form to:

Trainee Members: £90.00


Full, Unemployed or Retired Members: £90.00


Full, Underemployed Members: £100.00


Full Members (Self-Fund): £110.00

Convenors: Mary Rose Brady

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