Child Protection
Impact and Evaluation

We’ve pulled together a list of resources to help you and your work.  The categories on the left will help to narrow your search.


It is in the best interests of voluntary arts groups to be well-informed on appropriate legislation in the area of equality and diversity – not only to abide by the law, but to go beyond the legal requirements to actively attract and retain new members with a range of different of perspectives and experiences.

Creating Safety provides guidance on child protection for individuals and organisations involved in delivering artistic, cultural and creative projects for children and young people in Scotland.

This Briefing can help your voluntary group make the most of social media as a marketing tool. It describes the benefits of creating content that people value, as well as how to measure your impact against what you have done in the past, and other groups similar to yours.

A budget is an essential tool for planning a new project, making a funding application or drawing up a business plan. It is a practical plan which outlines the cost (expenditure) of a specific project or venture, and forecasts the amount of money it will generate (income), plus any extra finance needed to ensure success.

Crowdfunding offers you the opportunity to showcase your group’s activities online to attract small donations from a large ‘crowd’ of followers… and offering unique rewards in return for their support. contains information on 48,908 Playwrights and 168,433 of their Plays.

TreePress is an online market place and community, connecting the people who are writing scripts with the teachers and schools who need them.

The online bookshop of the National Theatre, London, where you can order the full series of NT Connections play collections written specifically for young people.

PlayShare is a collection of plays suitable for youth drama and theatre groups, made available through NAYD.  All PlayShare scripts have been written specifically for young people. They vary in length, content and style, but all have been produced by a youth theatre/youth drama group at least once.

A searchable database of the SCDA national library held at Summerhall in Edinburgh.  Thousands of plays available on loan to SCDA members. There is a large collection of plays and sets of plays – full-length; one act; Scottish; plays from other countries; by famous authors; plays for Easter and Christmas; pantos, musicals and many plays for youth […]

The Whittaker Library contains one of the most comprehensive collections of performance materials for music, dance, drama, production and screen in the UK and internationally.  All staff and students are members and they are open to the public for reference purposes. Extra-mural membership on payment of an annual fee is available to graduates of the Royal […]