Safer Events Code of Conduct

Welcome to The Children’s Media Conference

We want our events to be enjoyable and welcoming, in accessible and inclusive spaces. We expect people attending and working at our events to maintain our code of conduct to ensure this happens. Harassment and bullying have no place at our events. We ask that you be mindful of others’ experience and think before you speak or act, so that everyone can have a pleasurable and productive experience.

Examples of inappropriate behaviour that contravenes our code of conduct include:-

  • Offensive verbal comments, including those relating to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity and religion
  • Sustained disruption of events
  • Aggressive behaviour, intimidation, invasions of private space and personal boundaries, unauthorised or harassing photography or recording
  • Inappropriate physical contact and unwelcome attention – sexual or otherwise

If you feel uncomfortable or if you experience/witness someone behaving inappropriately, or you seek assistance, please notify a member of our event staff.

Your concern will be treated with confidence and discretion, and in a timely manner. We are here to help you, to help ensure your safety comes first, and can help signpost to support organisations should you wish.

We reserve the right to refuse entry or remove from the event anyone who does not comply with our code of conduct.

This code of conduct applies both in person and online.

We are proud members of Sheffield Safer Events Network, and as members, we are working together to make events safer and more enjoyable for everyone.

Helpful Information

South Yorkshire Police
Call 101 or if an emergency 999

South Yorkshire Police Hate Crime Reporting
You can report Hate Crime online via the South Yorkshire Police website but you can also report hate crime to other agencies if you prefer. There is a list of reporting centres online.

Film + TV Charity
Helpline: 0800 054 0000
Hours: 24 hours a day
Problems and questions can arise at any time. They don’t wait until office hours. That’s why we bring you a 24/7 Support Line which is free and confidential. Any time of day or night, you can get in touch with us. Either pick up the phone, email or click online chat – whatever’s most comfortable for you. Feel free to contact our friendly and well trained team about anxiety, harassment, mental health, financial troubles – we have lots of experience and can give you quick and discreet advice.

Hackenthorpe Lodge Sexual Assault Referral Centre
Helpline (24hr service): 0330 223 0938

Hackenthorpe Lodge SARC offers free support and practical help to anyone in South Yorkshire who has experienced sexual violence and/or sexual abuse.

National Rape Crisis
Helpline: 0808 802 9999

Hours: 12:00 -2:30pm and 7.00 – 9:30pm every day of the year.
The Helpline can provide support and information about local Rape Crisis services and is accessible 365 days a year to women who have survived any form of sexual violence, no matter how long ago. We offer specialised, confidential support, information and referral details completely free of charge. The helpline is also available to provide an immediate source of support to friends and family of survivors, as well as other professionals, to help them understand how best to support female survivors of sexual violence.

Stop Hate UK
Helpline: 0800 138 1625

Hours: 24 hours a day
Stop Hate UK offer independent and confidential Hate Crime reporting services in commissioned areas around the UK, whether you are a victim of Hate Crime, you have witnessed incident you believe to be a Hate Crime or you are a third party to an incident that could be a Hate Crime. There are a range of ways to report Hate Crime, either online, by text or by post.

Policy updated 15 November 2020