Safeguarding

Young people and vulnerable adults deserve to feel safe and secure while participating in activities organised, or funded, by Fèisean nan Gàidheal.  Fèisean nan Gàidheal will take all reasonable measures to engage participants in caring, challenging, empowering, fun, inclusive, entertaining and inspiring experiences.  We will strive to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants, members, organisers and tutors and protect them from physical, sexual and emotional abuse, or neglect.  Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s role extends to advising Fèisean how they can do likewise and, in certain cases, obliging them to do so through conditions of funding and membership.

A number of our policies support this aim and the main ones, including our Safe Place policy, can be viewed and downloaded at the right-hand side of the page where you can also find a Code of Conduct. You can also view the video below where Arthur Cormack explains more about safeguarding.

In addition to help from Fèisean nan Gàidheal, if something inappropriate happens and you would like to speak to someone outwith the organisation, the following services may be helpful to you.

SARCS

Musicians’ Union Safe Space

Rape Crisis Scotland

Victim Support

Crimestoppers

Further useful information me be accessed here through The Bit Collective and here from the BBC.

A number of organisations offer training courses in safeguarding, including:

Musicians’ Union

NSPCC

Fèisean nan Gàidheal will always be happy to cover the training costs of Fèis committee members and tutors. Please contact Anne Willoughby – anne@feisean.scot – about this.

Your local authority can also provide advice and guidance is also available from OSCR.

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