It's vital that all programmes comply with the relevant statutory and regulatory provisions.
The new BBC Editorial Guidelines are online.
The BBC is committed to best practice in child protection. Any independent production company making a programme for BBC Radio involving children must comply with the principles set out in the BBC's Child Protection Policy.
Please read our guide for independent production companies working with children on a BBC project (see downloads).
You will be asked to provide a nominated person in charge of child protection and a copy of your child protection policy and guidance. Self-disclosure statements (see example in downloads section) will be required from all involved in the programme before production begins, and some may need a full Criminal Records Bureau check.
If you would like to discuss any of this further, please contact BBC Radio's Head of Editorial Standards Paul Smith or the Commissioning Editor on the station you are working with. See the Radio contacts section.
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