Editorial standards

The Trust is responsible for approving the BBC’s Editorial Guidelines. These Guidelines are the key foundation for the maintenance of high editorial standards in everything broadcast or produced by the BBC. They cover a range of standards including impartiality, harm and offence, accuracy, fairness, privacy and dealing with children and young people as contributors. Through the links below, you can find details of the various ways the Trust seeks to ensure that the BBC lives up to these standards, such as acting as final arbiter on complaints and by holding impartiality reviews on specific topics.