Safeguarding at our festival – #LookOutForEachOther
We want you to make the most of your time at Leeds Festival, and it’s important that everyone feels safe and joins together as a community.
We have a few initiatives that offer support and guidance at our festivals. We are proud to be partnering with some amazing organisations on some forward thinking campaigns.
We want our festival to be a place of love, happiness and togetherness. Please help us make the festival a nice place to be.
A campaign promoting safety around drugs and alcohol, consent and keeping an eye out for one another.
We want to create an environment where females feel safe.
We’re proud to support the Homeoffice’s campaign to stop violence and any form of harassment against women and girls.
Safe gigs for Women
Raising awareness for unwanted attention at Gigs using their ‘Bystander Method’.
Ask For Angela
This year we are supporting the Ask for Angela campaign which is operational at all our venues, bars and briefed to all staff members. We want to make sure help is ready and available to those who call upon it. We have seen this simple yet effective campaign prove successful at our festivals so far and want to continue this at Leeds Festival.
Providing our Safeguarding coordinators.
Providing advice on drugs and alcohol
Brook will be offering judgment-free sexual health advice and contraception at our festival. They are active in the campsites.
Active throughout the campsites and offering food in the village, the Festival Angels provide a friendly face and listening ear for festival goers.
The Salvation Army have volunteered at Leeds Festival for decades, providing emotional and practical support for festival goers at their popular tea tent.
The volunteer team are expertly trained at listening and providing comfort to those in need.
For when that friendly face isn’t quite enough, our welfare team provide a warm and comfortable place to stay for however long someone may need. They work hard towards the right outcome depending on the case. This might be providing professional advice, involving the parent(s) and guardian(s), linking in with our partner agencies or enabling everybody to feel safe and happy once more to enjoy the duration of the festival.
Code Blue UK
Providing medical care and additional safeguarding team support.
The hubs are situated in each campsite to provide practical support for campers as well as being able to signpost festivalgoers to other key services.
The Welfare Crew
Staff the safe hubs with their trained staff and volunteers.
Providing free literature and daily recovery meetings
Security checks are in place to keep you safe
If you spot something that doesn’t feel right, trust your gut and report it to security staff straight away.
Follow advice from @TerrorismPolice and #BeSafeBeSound
Enjoy the show!