Get the Knowledge: Essentials of working with under 18s

12 Jul 2022, 11:00-12:00
Application deadline
4 Jul 2022

All television professionals must know the best practice and important legislation governing working on set or in studio with under 18s.

Alison Cresswell and Grand Scheme Media present a one hour walkthrough of the essentials including regional differences in licensing, working with chaperones and managing the emotional needs of children.

The course is relevant for those working in both scripted and unscripted genres and assumes no prior knowledge.

NOTE: For more comprensive training we recommend you attend this session in conjunction with Get the Knowledge: the detail of working with under 18's 

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Alison Cresswell is the country’s leading expert on child licensing, performance, health and safety, welfare, compliance and legal guidelines. She is executive director for ACE (Children) and is “the font of all knowledge when it comes to working with under 18s”. Her company offers training in current guidelines, editorial advice on difficult projects, advice on good practice and how to get the best out of contributors. Alison has an impressive CV of work in the children's TV sector and beyond.

Mark Robson has worked as an executive in development at Endemol, Chrysalis and Talent TV and head of development for LWT. He created Best of Friends for CBBC, Inside Clyde for Disney and Crash Test Danny for Discovery Kids. His first TV production was the children's comedy series Jackson Pace for ITV. Mark now runs Grand Scheme Media with Graham Smith, they are a creative consultancy that offers development and packaging expertise to the TV business plus high-quality training in TV and radio production.

This event is supported by the ScreenSkills Children’s TV Skills Fund which invests in training for those working in children’s live-action TV thanks to contributions from the industry

It is part of a ScreenSkills programme designed to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in these difficult times.

This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘get ticket’ to reserve your place: you must login or register before you are able to get a ticket for this event. A booking confirmation with a joining link to the session will be sent to you via email.

If you are no longer able to use your ticket, we ask you to please contact  so that we can release your place. Our sessions are often oversubscribed, so we’d like to give other freelancers the opportunity to fill available spots. Thank you for your consideration.



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