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Brainchild Arts CIC Safer Spaces Policy 

Brainchild is committed to protecting and strengthening the wellbeing of its audience, artists & staff. When we come together at our events and festivals, we are a community, and together we must all be engaged in creating a respectful and considerate environment where we can all have fun, feel safe & free to be ourselves.   

Brainchild has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to: race, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, body size, disability, appearance, religion, citizenship, pregnancy.

Harassment includes but is not limited to: stalking, verbal or physical intimidation, not heeding requests for personal space, offensive verbal comments, physical assault/or battery, harassing or non-consensual photography or recording, bathroom policing, inappropriate physical contact, non-consensual or unwelcome physical attention.  

Nobody should be made to feel uncomfortable in Brainchild spaces. If someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, no matter how minor it may seem, please do not stay silent. You can report it to any Brainchild staff member or Security Guard and we will proceed with a victim-led approach, deal with the incident sensitively and effectively. 

 

Sexual Harassment 

Reiterating the above, we have a zero-tolerance policy towards any kind of sexual assault or harassment at our festival.  

We define sexual assault as “any unwanted sexual act or activity”. There are many different kinds of sexual violence including but not restricted to rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment.  

Such actions and behaviour will not be tolerated in Brainchild spaces, and suspects of such offences will be pursued and may be ejected from the festival. We will work with the police to support investigations and charging decisions. 

Our Medical Tent will have the following support services available onsite. 

 

Reporting / Finding Support 

If you are made to feel unsafe or uncomfortable, or you’ve witnessed an incident of harmful behaviour, please report it to any member of staff – e.g. a venue/stage manager, bar staff or security guard. No matter how minor it may seem, we want to help you and to be aware of what’s going on so we can handle it appropriately. 

If you don’t feel comfortable reporting onsite that is completely fine, you can email welfare@brainchildfestival.co.uk when you get home.