Advice and Information



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This section provides a list of resources and information. Each resource has been classified according to the category heading.

The Charity Commission is the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales and they have created 'a straightforward framework of good practice which includes the relevant regulatory requirements'.

The Learning Exchange is a network for extra-curricular practitioners and other professionals working with children and young people. It aims to give practitioners an online space to share knowledge, discuss issues, and be inspired.

The Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) is a partnership between all agencies, organisations and services in Lewisham with responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Information, guidance and tools that help schools design a curriculum can be found at National Curriculum online.

When working with schools, it is useful to understand how the school system in England works.

On cultural value in the UK

Theory of Change is used widely to think about impact, risks and bigger goals

ArtWorks commissioned research into the perspective of employers, commissioners and hirers of artists working in participatory settings.

This unit by The Open University encourages you to develop your reflection of children’s environments and provides opportunities for you to investigate and evaluate young children’s experiences and your role in supporting them.

A selection of useful links from our Early Years Speech and Language event last month, with thanks to Jo Lewins, Speech & Language Specialist in Lewisham.

Guide to using volunteers in the arts

A little about Arts Award and how the children you work with can get involved.

ArtsMark celebrates schools which embed arts and culture.

Plan ahead, know when the school holidays are

The Arts Council publication ‘Artists Working in partnership with Schools’ sets out clear guidelines and suggested measures that can be applied to commissioning, planning and delivery of education work in schools.