Safety + Wellbeing
Looking out for You
We want you to have the very best possible experience at Big Church Day Out. As well as some of our tips and hints below, we would love to tell you quickly about 2 of our designated teams who work around the clock - people who really care about you and your group …
Our Safegaurding and Welfare Teams are on hand 24/7 to assist with everything from lost children to general help and advice. Our exceptional volunteers are trained for every eventuality and include s, Street Angels, Police Officers, Medics and Teachers (to name but a few). They are our eyes and ears on the ground and can be found throughout the site with easily recognisable high-vis jackets so if you have any concerns, worries or incidents, they are on hand to serve you.
Here are some of their top tips to keeping safe:
For further information on the Big Church Day Out’s Safeguarding Policy please contact us.
Safety + Wellbeing
- If you are attending the event with children or vulnerable adults, please ensure that you know where they are at all times.
- Arrange a meeting point so that if you do become separated you can each make your way to that place. Take the child / vulnerable adult to that place on the first day so they are clear about where it is.
- Remember that mobile signal on-site is unreliable so please don’t assume that your children can be reached (or reach you) by phone. However, please write your mobile phone number on your child’s wristband just in case.
- If you have small children please take a photo of them each day so that if you become separated you’ll be able to give an accurate description of what they’re wearing.
- Report any concerns to one of our team.
- Please encourage all your party to let you know if they are taking one of your group with them to avoid unnecessary confusion and distress.
- If you find a separated child or become separated from your own child, please report this to a member of our team immediately.
- Look after your friends – make sure that everyone gets home safely at night and people are not left to walk back to camp on their own
- Be a friendly face in the crowd – if you see someone you don’t know who looks like they are struggling or needs some help ask if they are ok and find a steward if needed
- Check the weather forecast - Wear sun cream to protect yourself, even if it’s cloudy. In true festival style, remember to bring a pair of boots or wellies, just in case it rains! Once you get cold and wet it can be very hard to warm back up, especially when you are sleeping in a tent so wear a waterproof and stay warm - or buy a BCDO hoodie in the merch tent!
- Eat regularly and stay hydrated – walking around site, sitting in the sun and dancing the night away can quickly cause you to get dehydrated. When you arrive on-site check out the map to find your nearest Hydration Station. Hydrate and Celebrate!
- Familiarise yourself with the site map - make sure you know where the key areas are including the First Aid Point, meeting points and Info Point.
- Don’t forget to keep your mobile charged and check it on a daily basis. There are recharging facilities onsite.
Whilst we have an excellent track record with little or no crime at the event, please ensure that you look after any valuables. Don’t leave valuables on display either in your car or tent. Please note, we cannot accept any liability for lost or stolen items.
Big Church Day Out employs the services of a Security Team and Event Safety Specialists who manage site access and on-site activities to ensure the highest levels of safety and security for the duration of the event.