Child Protection Awareness in Music Course

Thursday, 25 November 2010

MusicLeader is pleased to announce the launch of Child Protection Awareness in Music – an online training programme for musicians who work with children and young people.

Child Protection Awareness in Music is the latest in the NSPCC’s EduCare series of distance learning courses. It has been produced by the NSPCC and the Musicians Union, in partnership with MusicLeader and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).

The training programme uses short films to show a variety of good and bad practice examples, which are available to watch online. It will help anyone teaching music to children and young people to gain a better understanding of their child protection responsibilities and avoid situations that could lead to accusations of misconduct.

Child Protection Awareness in Music covers a wide range of scenarios that are relevant to both school and out-of-school settings, including:

•Handling inappropriate communications with children and young people
•How to demonstrate playing techniques

•Dealing with a difficult group situation

•What to do when you have concerns that a child / young person may be suffering abuse or self-harming

MusicLeader recommends that anyone working in music with children and young people complete this basic introduction to child protection. This course provides fantastic value for money at only £15 plus VAT and will only take two to three hours to complete. All learners receive a certificate of achievement upon completion of the course – a great way to help them evidence to employers / customers that they have essential knowledge and understanding in this area.

To access the course visit

We are very interested to hear from anyone who completes this course - any feedback/suggestions can be sent to