Safeguarding for Music Groups

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This Safeguarding for Music Groups online course combines adult/child safeguarding and is a course written specifically for music groups and developed in conjunction with Making Music, the UK’s largest membership body for leisure-time music groups.

This safeguarding course will give group leaders and all those involved with running music groups peace of mind and a good understanding of their safeguarding responsibilities. A valuable tool for music groups in providing a safe environment for their members to make music in.

Written specifically for the Music Group sector

Takes around 1 to 2 hours to complete

Covering child protection and adult safeguarding

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Certificate instantly available on successful completion

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£30.00 + VAT


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Key Features

In line with the latest government guidance, including ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ 

Includes both child protection and adult safeguarding.

Regional variants available for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Covers everything from concern to referral, so is suitable for anyone involved with the running of a music group

Upon successful completion of the course, you'll be able to download a personalised safeguarding training certificate valid for 2 years

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Safeguarding for Music Groups Course Content

This course provides an introduction to safeguarding children and adults and how that can relate specifically to music groups. It focuses on a range of safeguarding issues, including abuse and neglect, online safety and other associated areas. The content will offer guidance on how to take action in relation to safeguarding and it is suitable for anyone involved in  the amateur/ leisure-time music sector. 

Once you have completed the course, you will:

  • Have a general awareness of the range of legislation and guidance surrounding safeguarding 
  • Be able to define the different types of abuse
  • Be able to demonstrate an awareness of the various indicators of abuse and neglect
  • Understand potential online safety risks
  • Be aware of the effects of personal values and attitudes towards abuse
  • Understand your responsibility to report concerns
  • Be aware of the importance of maintaining a person focus
  • Be able to demonstrate an awareness of the actions to take in the event of suspected abuse

The content intersects with the aims of several areas of legislation and guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) and other key statutory and non-statutory regulation and support.

This short, scenario-based module is designed to help you assess your current knowledge and begin thinking about issues surrounding abuse and safeguarding that may manifest.

By the end of the module, you will have a clearer understanding of your own level of knowledge.

It is a sad truth that child abuse, cyberbullying and child sexual exploitation and adult abuse and neglect all still commonly occur in the United Kingdom. This module will introduce you to the terminology of safeguarding and define keywords and concepts that will inform the rest of the course.


Over the years, a number of pieces of legislation and guidance have been implemented to help safeguard and protect people in the United Kingdom. The purpose of this module is to provide a brief overview of just a few of the main documents and the organisations who have specific responsibilities - who you may need to contact if safeguarding concerns arise.

At the end of this module, you will have an understanding that Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and who you should report concerns to.

This module will help you to define the main types of child and adult abuse. It will then move on to consider the specific categories of abuse and their associated signs and symptoms.

At the end of this module, you will have a better understanding of the signs of physical, emotional, sexual abuse, and neglect. You will also have an awareness of how to recognise if someone is being abusive or causing harm.


As previous modules highlighted, children may struggle to talk about abuse and abusers might effectively hide their actions. Recognising potential signs of abuse is therefore crucial.

By the end of this module, you’ll be more familiar with identifying signs of physical, emotional and sexual abuse as well as neglect. You’ll also learn the key safeguarding responsibilities of music education professionals.

The focus when working on safeguarding or dealing with a potential abuse scenario must be the safety of the individual. Maintaining a person-centred focus is key to the process of identification & reporting because, statistically, it is sadly the case that children/adults sometimes report issues several times before any action is taken. The learning you complete in this module will be contextualised in a realistic situation so that you can see how a ‘person-centred focus’ can be achieved.

By the end of this module, you will have a better understanding of what it means to be person-centred in your approach. 

This part of the course builds on the work we did in earlier modules. children and adults can disclose in a number of ways, so while you want to maintain confidentiality where appropriate, you also need to know when to report and to whom. It is vital that you respond quickly and appropriately when presented with a disclosure of abuse, and this module covers the right process to follow and what to do (and what not to do) to achieve the desired outcome.

You will also understand the responsibilities placed upon those who work with children, young people and adults at risk in relation to documenting decisions made and actions taken.

By the end of this module, you will have a better understanding of the correct procedures to follow in response to a potential abuse situation and what to do if you have concerns about the behaviour of an adult. A step-by-step guide is included, which will help you to refer any concerns you may have.

You will now take all that you have learned and apply it to an assessment of your knowledge. The final assessment is your opportunity to show how much you have absorbed and why it is so important to have safeguarding training.

Once you have passed your assessment, you will be able to download your certificate. Your pass rate will be 70% but don’t worry if you do not pass the first time, as you can take the test multiple times.

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Details / Benefits

  • Instant access to courses
  • Training can be taken any time, anywhere to fit into individual schedules  
  • Takes between 1-2 hours to complete
  • Courses can be taken 24/7 online or on mobile devices
  • Less expensive than face-to-face training
  • No requirements for minimum or maximum group sizes
  • A 2-in-1 course covering adult and child safeguarding
  • Retrieve centrally held online certificates at the touch of a button
  • Individual, personalised certificates can be downloaded and printed
  • Courses can be stopped and restarted at any point
  • Course notes and resources available for the duration of certification
  • Final assessment can be retaken at no extra cost until pass mark is achieved.
  • Friendly, UK-based customer support centre in case you have any queries
  • Automated reminders when training is due for renewal
  • Regularly updated to meet legislation changes
  • Regional variants available for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Provides information, scenarios and downloads specific to the music group sector

Safeguarding for Music Groups FAQ

This safeguarding course is designed for all those involved with organising and running music groups and choirs.  It contains detailed modules on recognising signs of abuse and neglect and how to report concerns. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and this course is suitable for all adults who work or volunteer with music groups.

Our online safeguarding for music groups training course has specific sections on adult safeguarding.  If, as part of your music making, you come into contact with adults at risk - such as disabled, elderly, those with special needs - this course will help you to identify and report any risks and concerns should they occur.

We provide regional variants of our online Safeguarding for Music Groups training course for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

If you teach children within the education system then our Safeguarding in Music Education course may be more suitable for you as it fulfils the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education and Ofsted. 

If you also teach adults at risk (vulnerable, SEN, disabled etc) then this Safeguarding for Music Groups covers safeguarding adults at risk and would be appropriate additional training for you. 

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