Get The Knowledge: The detail of working with under 18s

This course will help all crew and teams better understand the realities of working with children on unscripted and scripted TV productions. It takes you deeper into the practicalities of working with children, child protection, and dealing with post-care. 

Through an examination of real-life experiences you will learn how children are cared for on children's TV productions and on major drama shows. 

We will welcome special guest speakers to this session, which is hosted by Grand Scheme Media and Alison Cresswell, the UK's number one expert on working with children in television.

We recommend you attend this session if you have an understanding of the basics of working with children but want to know more about current best practice and regulations.

If you are looking for an introductory session try Get the Knowledge: Essentials of working with under 18s

You may also be interested in GET THE KNOWLEDGE - DEVELOPING CONTENT which looks at creating content for children.

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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