Although Community festival is not a camping event, we recognise the need for a joint agency approach to keep everyone safe. Festival Republic and Live Nation have developed a safeguarding policy that outlines our statement of intent towards the well-being and human rights of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and outlines the strategies that we have in place to safeguard customers and staff from abuse, which includes harm and neglect.
Together, as a team, we strive to offer a 24/7 all-inclusive safeguarding system meaning whatever support or treatment is required, it can be provided as quickly as possible within the festival site. We believe that no one should experience abuse of any kind, and that we have a duty of care to protect customers and staff as much as is practicable and proportionate. This is regardless of age, disability, gender, race, domestic situation, religion, belief, or sexual orientation.
Helping us deliver our Safeguarding policy at Community Festival are:
- Waves (Welfare) - For when that friendly face isn’t quite enough, our welfare team provide a warm and comfortable place to stay for however long someone may need. They work hard towards the right outcome depending on the case. This might be providing professional advice, involving the parent(s) and guardian(s), linking in with our partner agencies or enabling everybody to feel safe and happy once more to enjoy the duration of the festival. The Waves onsite manager will coordinate between all partners mentioned here.
- Code Blue Medical – Providing medical care and additional safeguarding team support.
- Mind in Haringey – Providing mental health support and raising awareness while offering support to the overall safeguarding system.
- We are delighted to be working with Safe Gigs for Women for 2022 who will lead on raising awareness for unwanted attention at gigs. We plan to work with them with a proactive attitude towards the bystander approach.