ZAP FAQs

Where are ZAP workshops held?

The majority of our ZAP workshops (community-based) are currently being delivered online.  To register your interest please complete the online enquiry form or email progammes@kidscape.org.uk

When do ZAP workshops run?

We deliver ZAP online workshops on a weekly basis.

How much does it cost to attend a ZAP workshop?

ZAP online workshops for children and families are free of charge.

Do I need to bring lunch?

If you are attending a community based workshop you will need to bring lunch.

Does a parent or carer need to take part in the workshop?

Yes, all young people must be accompanied by a parent or carer for our face to face day workshops, and we require at least one parent to take part in the online workshop. The parents' session is an integral part of ZAP community workshops as adults will be given the critical information needed to provide their child with ongoing support.  

Do I need to declare that my child is on medication? (applicable to day sessions)

Only if your child will need to self-administer medication on the day. Please let us know in the application form.

Should I let you know if my child is disabled or has additional needs?

Yes, please let us know in the application form so we can ensure that your child is supported to participate during the workshop and feels safe. 

Do I need the school's permission to bring my child to ZAP? (face to face day workshops only)

If your child is attending a ZAP  day workshop during school time, you must notify the school and receive official permission for your child. In our experience, schools are very willing to authorise absence for the purpose of ZAP. However, if you are concerned, please download our letter template written by the ZAP coordinator and addressed to the head teacher, which outlines the benefits of the workshop and makes an official request to grant absence.

Can I bring another child with me on the day?

We do not have the resources to take care of siblings on the day and due to confidentiality reasons, we do ask that other children do not join the parent and carer session (this does not apply to babies).

What age will the other children attending the workshop be?

We aim to match children of a similar age together for a workshop wherever possible.

Will my child be asked about their bullying experience during the workshop?

No. ZAP trainers will never ask any young person about their bullying experience.

Why is practising the skills learnt at ZAP so important?

It is really important for parents to familiarise themselves with the skills their child learns at ZAP so they can practise these with them afterwards. Only once a young person is comfortable in using these skills will they be able to become assertive and more confident in dealing with the bullying.

How many times can my child attend a ZAP workshop?

Due to the amount of children who are much in need of support, unfortunately young people can only attend ZAP once.

Can I get in contact directly with other parents/young people who are in my ZAP workshop?

Many parents and young people make lasting friends from ZAP, and we encourage families to stay in contact if they wish. But due to confidentiality reasons, we cannot share contact details of ZAP attendees, so please be sure to exchange these on the day.

What help can you offer families after attending a ZAP course?

Kidscape has an extensive advice section online for young people and parents, and a collection of downloadable resources that are expanding regularly. To stay in touch, please keep visiting the Kidscape website.

I would like to support Kidscape, how can I do this?

As a small charity, Kidscape relies heavily on the kind support of the public. You can help Kidscape in a number of ways from making a donation to fundraising. Visit our Get involved section for more information.

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