Child Protection and Access NI recruitment

The aim of the Community Arts Partnership Child Protection Policy is to promote good practice:

  • providing children and young people and vulnerable adults with appropriate safety and protection
  • allow all staff /volunteers to make informed and confident responses to specific child protection issues

Community Arts Partnership will endeavour to safeguard children and vulnerable adults by:

  • adopting child protection guidelines through a code of conduct for staff and volunteers
  • sharing information about good child protection practice with our partners in the community, participating children and young people, parents, staff and volunteers
  • sharing information about concerns with agencies who need to know via the organisation’s designated officer (Conor Shields), and involving community partners, children and parents appropriately
  • following carefully the procedures for recruitment and selection of staff and volunteers
  • providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training

Community Arts Partnership complies fully with the Code of Practice, issued by the Department of Justice, in connection with the use of information provided to registered persons, their nominees and other recipients of information by AccessNI under Part V of the Police Act 1997, for the purposes of assessing an applicant’s suitability for employment purposes, voluntary positions, licensing and other relevant purposes. We undertake to treat all applicants for positions fairly and not to discriminate unfairly or unlawfully against the subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed.

CAP Child Protect & EOPS Policy 2019 (pdf)

Please refer to the Access NI code of practice via this link:

artist forms link
New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership is a registered charity (XR 36570) and a company limited by guarantee (Northern Ireland NI 37645).Registered with The Charity Commission as New Belfast Community Arts Initiative - NIC105169.