Working with young people

Child Licensing - what you need to know

Many of you are increasingly facing problems with your local authorities on child licensing. In recognition of the fact that interpretation of the law is so different between councils, the National Network for Children in Employment and Entertainment (NNCEE) has now published guidance which should hopefully lead to a little more consistency.

There are three reasons why this is important:

Music Day UK - London

Music Day UK is a national celebration of music in all forms across the UK. It happens on 21 June each year, the same date as many other countries around the world - making it part of a truly international celebration.

 

Join the Making Music Choir by the River Thames at More London, as we sing to celebrate Music Day! Our choir will be made up of staff, volunteers, members, friends and passers-by. Led by Janna Goodwille, we'll learn and perform a variety of songs suitable for all vocal ranges and abilities.

 

Location

The Scoop
More London
SE1 2DB London
United Kingdom

DBS FAQs

Here are answers to some of the questions we hear most frequently on child safeguarding.

Criminal record checks in Scotland

Criminal record checks in Scotland are managed by Disclosure Scotland and involve a different process to that in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

How to get Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks via Making Music

Whether or not your organisation is a member of Making Music you can apply through us to have employees or volunteers checked, with members paying a lower fee.

Child safeguarding: what are your responsibilities?

This overview guidance will help your music group understand its safeguarding responsibilities and how to put the right safeguards in place so that you can offer a safe environment for the children you work with and provide the right support for staff, volunteers and members.

Audience development case study: Bristol Choral Society 'Mini Messiah' concerts

Robert Convey of member group Bristol Choral Society explains how they have begun to create the audiences and music makers of the future with their Mini Messiah concerts.

Fundraising case study: Harmony Sinfonia school workshops

Crowdfunding involves using online platforms to gather small donations from a large audience to fund particular events, initiatives or projects.

Project planning template

This template is designed to help you plan a project and successfully bid for funding, leading you through the planning stage step by step, enabling you to bridge the gap between inspiration and delivery.

Risk assessment form template

This handy template for completing a risk assessment will help keep things simple for your group's risk management.