Working with young people

Child safeguarding 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.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

This guidance summarises the changes in relation to child safeguarding legislation made in 2012 in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

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.

Managing risk

As part of running your group you should make sure you identify potential risks that might arise as a result of your activities and any action that needs to be taken. This guidance will help you work out when and how you should do a risk assessment and how you might mitigate any risks identified.