BandSafe is a unique safeguarding training session developed in association with NSPCC and tailored to the needs of brass bands, allowing bands to make use of the BBE BOPA for Child Performance Licensing. The 3.5 hour session is aimed at all band safeguarding officers and members responsible for the children in their band. Since March, the training has been delivered online using the Zoom platform.
Brass Bands England are pleased to announce the first two dates of their 2021 BandSafe online training programme. The increasingly popular online course will take place at 18:00 on Tuesday 2nd February and Wednesday 3rd March 2021, hosted by BBE Safeguarding Officer Sam Fisher.
BBE members, both individual and organisational, can take advantage of the reduced price of £50, offered during the pandemic (£100 for non-members). This is available to those who register before 11th January 2021. After this date, registration for these courses or subsequent courses will be at the standard price of £60 for members and £100 for non-members.
More information on membership can be found on the BBE website - https://www.bbe.org.uk/join-us
The training makes up one of the qualifying elements that bands need to complete to use the BBE BOPA, alongside membership and completion of the BandSafe Toolkit. Bands wishing to use the BOPA must have two members who have completed the training course within the last two years.
Sam Fisher, commented: "I’m very excited to be able to offer this important training to bands, so that as the vaccine roll-out continues and bands can restart activity, they have the required safeguarding provision in place. The training will also allow bands to focus on resuming playing without the administrative burden of local authority applications.”
To find out more about the BandSafe Training, BandSafe Toolkit and BBE-held BOPA go to www.bbe.org.uk/BandSafe