Sexual Violence- 6 Prevention (HIDDEN BUT IN USE. DO NOT DELETE)

Team

Talent

Attendees

Suppliers

6.1 PRE SHOW

The curation teams review the social media posts of the prospective talent prior to sending an offer. The social media scan is looking for discriminatory or disrespectful language towards women and/or marginalized groups.

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The curation teams will reach out to a previous promoter to see how their experience was with the artist relating to respectful behaviour.

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The curation team will utilize an online background check service prior to finalizing talent contracts.

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By signing their contract or volunteer agreement, staff, volunteers, talent and contractors are agreeing to adhere to the code of conduct.

A background review of potential suppliers is carried out before entering into a working relationship with the supplier. This may include references, business reviews, social media scans and inquiry into their policies, procedures and practices.

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Suppliers are responsible for ensuring that their team participates in educational opportunities and signs Code of Conduct.

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6.2 ONSITE

Talent will be given direct line to reach harm reduction should they need assistance

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Bass Coast app includes a “get help” feature for safety support onsite.

Harm Reduction volunteers placed at each of the stages during peak crowds and early mornings.

Harm Reduction volunteers roam all areas of the site.

Harm Reduction carries out “safe walks” back to camp sites, checks in on people at agreed upon times and places, and responds to support calls to all areas on the site.

The Harm Reduction space includes an area for attendees who may be more vulnerable and potential targets for sexual harassment or violence (i.e. people who are under the influence of intoxicants) can comfortably remain as long as needed.

Harm Reduction regularly patrols the Green Room and backstage areas

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6.3 POSTSHOW

The festival undertakes a yearly assessment of all suppliers, sub-contractors, managers and vendors as outlined in Section 8.1.

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