Code of Conduct

Guidance for Organisations and Individuals Running Projects

This Code of Practice indicates best practice in delivering high quality creative writing projects with children and young people. This Code of Practice was created by Hazel Plowman, Head of Creative Learning at Bath Festivals with Bambo Soyinka of Bath Spa University and Paper Nations. The Code of Practice acknowledges learning from Youth Music’s Quality Framework.

We ask all organisations advertising their activities on the Dare to Write website to read this Code of Practice and to use it to assess their current ways of working. We acknowledge that in order to deliver high quality work for children and young people, individuals, and organisations need to reflect and evaluate their activities. This code of practice is intended as a framework to support this.

We trust that those that read to the Code of Conduct will endeavour to carry out the below but we recommend that when choosing activities you conduct your own research and ensure the activities are appropriate for the child or young person in your care.

Guidance for Individuals and Organisations Accessing Resources

1.1 This platform contains links to other websites or events which we think may be of interest or helpful to you. These links are provided for your convenience only and Paper Nations has no control over nor is in any way responsible for the content or availability of such websites or events. Paper Nations therefore does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found thereon, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites or events linked to the platform, you do so entirely at your own risk.

1.2 If you have contact with any third party listed on this platform, it remains your responsibility to ensure that you have sight of any required certificates or documents such as a DBS disclosure or public liability insurance. Although every effort has been made to assure the third parties listed on this platform are appropriate, safe, and high quality, Paper Nations is not in any way connected with or responsible for such documents.

1.3 Please remember that our platform is designed to appeal to a broad audience. Accordingly, it is your responsibility to determine whether any use of the platform is appropriate for the intended audience.

1.4 Particularly for children below the age of thirteen, we recommend adult supervision when using the platform. For advice about the knowledge and skills children and young people need at different stages of their lives in order to navigate the internet safely, please consult: ‘Education for a Connected World’ by The UK Council for Child Internet Safety.

1.4 Dare to Write? is a resource and point of inspiration but it is not an organisation. The events and workshops listed on this platform are run by independent third party organisations, or through the Creative Writing Incubator, Paper Nations.

*For the safeguarding policy regarding workshops and projects run directly by Paper Nations, please email us at