YT Essentials – Booking Open for September 2019 Events

Booking is now open for our first two YT Essentials events at Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on Wed 4 September 2019:

Understanding Behaviour that Challenges (10am-1pm, Wed 4 September 2019)


Led by Julie Middlemiss-Brown from Youth Scotland, this introductory session will explore:

  • What do we mean by ‘challenging behaviour’?
  • Why it is displayed by some young people?
  • Practical strategies for effectively supporting young people exhibiting this behaviour in a youth theatre setting, responding to real case studies from participants.

Julie Middlemiss-Brown is the Senior Development Worker (Training and Youth Work) at Youth Scotland and has over 15 years experience working with young people aged 5 – 25 years within youth services. She has specialised in Mental Health, Sexual Health and is a qualified Personal Trainer and Therapist – all of which supports the work she does in a holistic manner.

More information and booking here:


Child Protection Forum (2pm-5pm,Wed 4 September 2019)


Following on from, and in response to, Creative Scotland’s series of training session on their updated Creating Safety handbook, this sector-led forum will consider specific child protection priorities in the youth theatre sector, share good practice with peers and bust a few myths about child protection in practice.

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Have considered how their own child protection policies and procedures can be robust, functional and fit for purpose
  • Have a better understanding of their specific roles and responsibilities in relation to child protection in a youth theatre context
  • Have identified key priorities in the YT sector and areas for further training
  • Feel part of a wider network of practitioners committed to improving child protection practice in the sector. We anticipate that this forum will meet twice annuallyMore information and booking here:


YT Essentials is a series of half or one-day training sessions starting in Sep 2019 and running through into 2020. Training will be targeted at emerging and mid-career practitioners who would benefit from support in the essential building blocks required to run a youth theatre or work as a freelancer in our sector.


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