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From: Theatre for development – Footsteps 58

Using theatre to encourage understanding about different community issues

Child protection

Cultural activities are often seen as fun and free of risk. Sadly, there are cases where child abusers have used them to gain access to children. It is very important to ensure child protection in cultural projects and provide adequate management and monitoring.

If you have any queries or concerns, there is a brochure available called Setting the Standard. This provides very practical guidelines to organisations to make sure that children are protected. A free copy is available from:

People In Aid, Regents Wharf, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL, UK E-mail: It can also be downloaded from the publications section of: 

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