Festival Safeguarding - Take note then take part
Some things to be aware of to ensure you can enjoy the festival to the full.
Event organisation & running details
Heritage Open Days (HODs) is a grass-roots project, so each event is organised and run by local individuals, groups and organisations – their passion makes the festival magic happen! Events are not assessed in detail by the national coordinators. Event listings are updated regularly but may not cover all changes.
Children & vulnerable adults
Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult or have the consent of an adult to ensure their wellbeing and safety. Whilst HODs support local organisers to plan and promote activities, we do not process DBS or other security checks. Local volunteers may have, and must take responsibility for, their own security check.
All visiting adults and carers must be responsible for their children or anyone considered an adult at risk, at all times – for both online and in-person events.
If you are concerned about the conduct, behaviour or actions of any person involved in HODs or you have concerns that someone is at risk of harm or abuse, please report this via firstname.lastname@example.org and your concerns will be dealt with in accordance with our safeguarding process.
- Take care - Do not attend an in-person event if you or a member of your household feel unwell. Protect yourselves and each other.
- Stay alert – Guidance and restrictions may differ across England.
- Check back - Details of events are subject to change. Do check back for amendments/cancellations.