Confidential Self-Declaration form

This form is for use by Lead and Assistant Writers as part of our safeguarding procedures. You can find details of our Child Protection Policy here.

The form will only be sent to Jonathan Davidson, our Child Protection Officer.

Dear Lead and Assistant writers

This Confidential Declaration Form applies to paid lead writers and volunteer assistant writers who are likely to be in regular contact with children. This form is strictly confidential and, except under complusion of law, will be seen only by those responsible for the appointment and, when appropriate the relevant safeguarding bodies. All forms will be kept securely under the terms of the Data Protection act 1998.

Get Writing

If you’d like to submit a piece of your writing for possible inclusion in the magazine, please see the Get Involved page to see more details. This magazine is published online three times a year: summer (June/July), winter (October-December) and spring (February-April) terms.

With groups across the West Midlands, including 2 online-only groups, there will be a Spark Young Writers group near you.

Groups are open to young writers aged 8-17 who are interested in any type of creative writing.

Assistant Writers needed!

If you like creative writing and  would like to share your enjoyment with young people, join us! It’s great opportunity to learn how to run creative writing workshops and gain experience working with young people.

Young Writers Magazine

Submit your writing for publication in our Spark Young Writers Magazine. 

Exclusively for young people aged 8 – 20.