Herts Festival Entries
Please note: entries for this festival will close on 18th April.
CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
The British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech works for amateur festivals everywhere to help create thousands of educational performance opportunities for children and young people each year.
The Federation, and our member Festivals, are committed to ensuring safe environments for children and young people and believe that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people, by a commitment to recommend best practice which protects them.
This policy applies to our Board of Trustees, paid staff, Adjudicator members, volunteers, students or anyone working on behalf of the Federation and our member Festivals.
We recognise that:
The purpose of the policy:
We will seek to safeguard children and young people by:
The Federation will review this policy each year in November in line with Safe Network guidance or sooner in light of any changes in legislation or guidance. All changes will be communicated to our member Festivals in time for the start of the new Festival year.
CREATING SAFER FESTIVALS FOR EVERYONE
The Federation and its member Festivals use the following policies and procedures to create Safer Festivals for everyone: