VDT & Playing ON Safeguarding Resource Collaboration


Safeguarding Questions for Working in the Arts allows artists, facilitators, gatekeepers, producers, programmers and arts organisations to develop their approach to safeguarding and wellbeing within the planning, creation and delivery stages of projects, productions and programmes.

These questions emerged from reflective discussions between Vincent Dance Theatre and Playing ON Theatre Company whilst reviewing the complex parameters that interplay when co-producing work with vulnerable communities and younger participants.

The Questions act as a series of prompts – for you to consider the range of issues at play and scrutinise options for supporting / safeguarding participants, the creative process and audience. We hope they will help you feel more able to navigate the complexities of arts practice with a wide and diverse range of communities.

Some questions may not be relevant to your organisation. Some considerations may be new to you. The aim is to encourage reflective discussion as you develop your safeguarding and wellbeing provision for everyone involved.

The Safeguarding Questions is Phase One of a collaboration between VDT, Playing ON Theatre Company and Safeguarding Consultant Pip Sayers. Phase Two (spring 2023) will develop a micro-site of Safeguarding Resources, to share examples of Safeguarding Policies, Procedures and Case Studies that demonstrate a protective mindset, from a range of arts organisations across the UK.

If you would be interested in contributing a case study, policy or examples of good practice to the resources please let us know by contacting admin@vincentdt.com.