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Ten new chances to get BandSafe

BandSafe logo of an S shaped like a shield, next to a cornet being played
Tuesday, 25 May, 2021

We've scheduled a new batch of dates for our flagship safeguarding course, BandSafe, developed in partnership with the NSPCC. 

The course, which is popular with the BBE membership, is designed to give brass bands and other music groups confidence in their safeguarding practices. It offers an in-depth look at best-practice across a number of key areas including safeguarding policies and legal requirements when working with young people.

A recent BandSafe participant told BBE:

“It is a real asset to have a point of contact with the knowledge of how the banding movement operates and the important role brass bands can have in the development of the next generation of players in a safe and welcoming environment.“

Bands who complete the course are also able to access BBE’s national BOPA (Body of Persons Approval), covering events taking place in England and Wales. This can reduce the administrative burden of applying for child performance licensing when arranging public events featuring young musicians.

Sam Fisher, BBE’s Safeguarding Officer, said:

“Now that brass bands are returning to performance we know that there is going to be high demand for the BBE BandSafe course, which has proved to be a valuable resource to those who have completed it so far.

So we’re pleased to offer a number of new opportunities to complete BandSafe Online via Zoom. We hope that the virtual nature of the course will enable as many bands as possible, from across the country, to complete this important training.”

BandSafe Online training can be booked via the BBE Events area of our website.

Find out more about BandSafe.

BandSafe training dates

Confirmed dates for BandSafe Online are as follows:

Plus, into the autumn term...