Safeguarding & Code of Conduct


Channel Talent runs its online events on Zoom and we will occasionally, simultaneously, broadcast events to Facebook. Young people under the age of 18 will be participants in these events.

Zoom is a computer and phone conferencing app which allow multiple people to join in an online meeting room. Participants are able to see and talk to each other, whilst also typing messages and sharing digital content.

The Channel Talent events require registration and the event is then run as an invite-only private meeting. Only essential staff from the presenting universities/businesses and from Channel Talent will be in the meeting with the young people and teachers.

The live meeting will be terminated by Channel Talent at the end of each session.

Please note that by taking part on Zoom or Facebook, participants will be agreeing to these platforms’ terms and conditions. Please read them before taking part.


Code of Conduct: Acceptable Language & Behaviour

Channel Talent strives to create and maintain online events in which people of many different backgrounds and cultures are treated with respect and are able to enjoy and benefit from the experience.

Discriminatory, hostile or intimidating language, behaviour or messages will not be tolerated, whether based on a person’s race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, social or economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, or mental or physical ability.

This applies to all participants including presenters and attendees. It is essential that all participants ensure they refrain from any comments or behaviour that could be considered:

  • Defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal.

and avoid:

  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion.
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.
  • Sustained disruption of discussion.

If any of the above language or behaviour is used or exhibited by a presenter or participant, we will:

  1. Verbally warn the person;
  2. Remove the person from the meeting and prevent them from rejoining;
  3. Temporarily or permanently stop the event if such language and/or behaviour persist more widely.

Recording & Broadcast to Facebook

Occasionally, the proceedings will be recorded for educational purposes and/or broadcast live to Facebook. This is done to extend the audience to those that prefer to access via Facebook and to offer the talks as an educational resource for participants to return to, or for students and school staff who were unable to attend live.

During the registration process, all potential participants will be made aware of planned recording and/or a broadcast to Facebook and that any verbal interaction and sharing of webcams will be captured.

Good Practice Code For Online Events

  1. At least 2 adults, from Channel Talent and the presenting university/business, will be present in the online meeting at any one time. If breakout rooms are used, each breakout room will include two adults from these organisations.
  2. To conceal identity, participants are advised before and during the event that they should only enter their first name and only the first initial of their surname, which is then visible to the Zoom audience.
  3. Communication relating to consent and engagement is made as explicit as possible to participants, and participants are advised about how to take part as passive observers to respect any preference they have for contributions to not be broadcast/recorded.
  4. We will only be hosting Zoom/Facebook sessions at agreed times and will always ensure schools are aware of these session dates and times in advance and are aware of the adults who will be in these meetings.
  5. We will ensure that all participants have a choice about the level and nature of their interaction in the event and we will respect those choices. In particular, participants can indicate whether they just prefer to use the chat facility, in which case contributions will not be captured in any recording or broadcast.
  6. If the event is to be recorded or broadcast to Facebook, everyone will made aware of this and asked for consent during the registration process.
  7. If the event is to be recorded or broadcast to Facebook, the videos of each of the participants will be automatically muted when they join the meeting. (Please note, they can subsequently open up their camera if they choose to).
  8. In the event of inappropriate and unacceptable comments on the Facebook event from attendees, we will remove these comments. If these continue we will advise all participants against making further similar comments. If this is sustained and detrimental, as a final measure, we will discuss the termination of the broadcast with the university/business host.
  9. All communication with participants is only via emails using email addresses that have been shared by the participant during the registration process. This data, along with names, is handled in accordance with Channel Talent’s Privacy Policy.