Editorial Policy Meeting in Salford - Tues 29th Jan

Created on 16 Jan 2013

The Salford Editorial Policy Meeting will take place on Tuesday 29th January from 14.00 to 15.30 on the 5th Floor, Quay House, Salford.

The agenda will feature the following:

Use of Child Performers

The recent Ofcom finding against the BBC Two drama, Line of Duty, which featured a 13 year-old actor in a violent scene, has raised questions about how we protect children who take part in our programmes. The Editorial Guidelines require us to ensure their welfare is of paramount importance and should take precedence over any editorial requirement.

So what should we do if a child is required to appear in a violent scene or engages in  inappropriate behaviour or language?

The meeting will explore these and other issues using a number of real examples from drama, comedy and current affairs.

Access Agreements

Increasingly, programme makers are asked to sign access agreements to film with outside organisations, including police, hospitals and schools, department stores, factories and theme parks. This can be a useful way of formalising the terms under which consent for access is granted – but when do we need an access agreement and what should we put in it? How do we deal with requests for viewing rights or access to material after transmission? Often it takes detailed negotiation to agree terms that reassure the outside organisation without compromising the BBC’s editorial integrity.


The meeting is open to all BBC employees, no need to book. You are welcome to send a deputy if you are unable to make it. You are also welcome to bring along anyone else from your teams who you think may benefit from the discussion.


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