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We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to gain experience in working with children and young people in an inclusive environment and to share their talents with us! We are particularly keen to find people with skills in movement and dance, music, devised drama and directing, set or costume design or technical and stage management experience.

We are a registered charity and work hard to keep our doors open via constant fundraising. If you would like to support us by making a donation or setting up a regular monthly payment then please contact sarah@hackneyshed.org.uk for our bank details or follow the paypal links on the website to make a secure online one off donation or regular payment.

If you would like any further information about how you can support us or an application to come and join us as a volunteer then please contact Sarah
or follow this link to a simple online application form

Please Note; It is the policy of Hackney Shed that all practitioners who work with our children and young people have a DBS check (which we can facilitate if you do not already have one.)

Thank you to our current funders and supporters:

Henry Smith Foundation
BSix College Visit website
Hackney Council
BBC Children in Need

West Hackney Parochial Charity
Hackney Community Chest
The Goldsmiths Company
M&G Investments
The Girdlers Company
The Unity Theatre Trust
Discover Young Hackney 2017
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

Patron: Asif Kapadia Find out more



Hackney Shed Policy

Privacy Notice

 Hackney Shed is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of its members.  We treat all personal details in strict compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and only collect information in order to provide and monitor our services.

The categories of participant information that we collect and hold include:

· personal information (such as name, contact details and ethnicity)

· attendance information (such as sessions attended)

· medical information provided by parents/carers and guardians

· special educational needs and referral information

· behavioural Information

· safeguarding information

Photographs and film

Hackney shed has a legitimate interest in taking photographs and filming workshops and performances.  This is very important for promoting and raising funds for Hackney Shed’s work.  These may appear on our publicity material, website or our social media and are sometimes distributed to families, funders and supporters as examples of our work.  All photographs will be kept for archiving purposes unless a specific request has been made.

Hackney Shed delivers film making workshops.  The outcome of these workshops are short films which are posted to our public YouTube channel.

 Storing participant data

 We hold participant data from the point that an application is made. These records are retained as long as members are participating in Hackney Shed activities and for three years after the date of their last session.

The details supplied will be stored electronically in compliance with GDPR regulations. Paper copies of your data will also be stored securely.

 Who do we share information with?

We will not share your data unless it is the only way we can make sure participants stay safe or we are legally required to do so. If necessary we may share information with child protection, welfare and safeguarding services.  Certain details may be processed anonymously to feedback to our funders.

 Requesting access to your personal data

Under data protection legislation, parents and participants have the right to request access to information about them that we hold. To make a request for your personal information contact the Operations Manager.

You also have the right to:

· object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress

· in certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed

· If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/