Editorial standards & compliance

Our compliance officer is Kate Fairweather. Kate is supported with advice from experienced broadcast and journalism professionals including Richard Gaisford, Dave Bowers and Stephen Martin. Industry trainer Paul Chantler supports the team with external guidance where necessary.

Ofcom Broadcasting Code

The standards to which we operate

Legal Essentials

Key points by project trainer Paul Chantler

Compliance Essentials

Key points by project trainer Paul Chantler

BBC Editorial Guidelines

A gold standard for trusted, independent journalism


The UK code of Broadcast Advertising

PSA Code

For premium paid phone services

Our policies

Privacy policy

Safeguarding policy

Health & safety policy

Our editorial area

Forms and agreements

Parental consent form

For volunteers under the age of 18

Contributor release form

For performances and oral history

Blank risk assessment form

Blank template

Model risk assessment

For conducting intervews in a public place

Model risk assessment

For recording a lecture in a school