Safeguarding Statement

The Traditional Youth Marching Bands Association is committed to the Safeguarding of all young people within its member bands. With this in mind, TYMBA has provided a guideline document – ‘Keeping Band Members and Staff Safe’.

It is a requirement of the Association that all member bands have a Safeguarding Policy in place that can be presented to the Association on request. All member bands must also ensure that any of their members aged 18 or over have an up to date DBS check and that these details can be provided if required.

Some events may have additional requirements to those already set out by the Association in relation to the Safeguarding of anyone attending their contest. Failure to follow these additional guidelines could lead to disqualification from the event and a cancellation of your TYMBA Membership.

Any concerns regarding Safeguarding that are raised with the Association will be referred to the relevant Governing Body or Local Authority.

More information on Safeguarding can be found here:

An Introduction to Safeguarding

Further information provided by the NSPCC:

Safeguarding Policy Guidelines

Safeguarding Standards Guidance

Pictures and Videos

TYMBA take both photographs and video footage of bands, including groups and individuals. These are used on the TYMBA website, social media platforms and in any publicity material used to promote the work of the Association.

From time to time, TYMBA will share photos found on bands own social media platforms in furtherance of our aims.

It is the responsibility of each band to ensure that relevant permissions are in place and to inform TYMBA of any band member that is unable to be photographed or videoed at events.