Journalism / Skills

Vulnerable contributors

Working with those who have lost loved ones, as well as other vulnerable contributors, demands sensitivity and a duty of care. And extra care is required over consent, privacy and clarity of communication, where special BBC guidelines apply. Journalists Sian Williams and Alison Holt give practical tips. This section also includes advice from Samaritans and experts in bereavement, trauma, mental health and safe-guarding children.