Are you BandSafe? NSPCC developed Safeguarding programme for music groups

Calling all music groups of different shapes, sizes and specialisms. Brass Bands England's industry-leading BandSafe programme is designed to support safeguarding in any musical setting - not just bands.

Its in-depth training course and selection of tools and resources have been developed with the NSPCC, and are designed to give you confidence in your safeguarding practices. It's here to help you manage your group in a way that safeguards all your members from harm (remember, safeguarding legislation applies to people of all ages, not just children).

Completing the full programme will cost your group £100 but BBE is offering an overview of the basics for just £5 (free to members) in a webinar on 17 February at 7pm.

The webinar will cover:

  • Safeguarding when working online
  • Writing your safeguarding policy
  • Introduction to the BBE/NSPCC BandSafe course
  • How the BBE BOPA can save admin time when performing with children

Sam Fisher, Brass Band England's Safeguarding Officer, said:

“Good safeguarding practice is vital for music group members of all ages and we hope that this webinar will give more more groups the confidence to complete their policy-writing and enrol onto the BBE BandSafe training programme.

It truly is a ground-breaking course, having been developed with the NSPCC, in line with DFE legislation and tailor-made for music groups such as brass bands. It’s one of the many ways we’re working to support a safe and smooth return to music-making.”

How to find out more

Secure your place at the webinar: bit.ly/BS17feb

Become a BBE member: bbe.org.uk/join-us

Find out more about BandSafe: bandsafe.org

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