Ofcom has a consultation on their proposals for changing the programme code to improve the protection of participants in TV and radio programmes.

 

"We are proposing new rules to require broadcasters to ensure they take ‘due care’ of people participating in television and radio programmes, extending existing protections.

Ofcom already has rules in the Broadcasting Code placing responsibilities on broadcasters around programme participants, and specific guidelines on the ‘due care’ required for minors who take part in programmes.

There has been growing openness and concern in society about mental health and wellbeing in recent years. Ofcom has also seen a steady rise in complaints expressing concern about the welfare and wellbeing of people who take part in programmes.

Against this backdrop, we have been reviewing our existing protections for participants, and whether they should be extended to reflect the level of protection that exists for under-eighteens. Since we began examining these issues, events surrounding the cancellation of ITV’s Jeremy Kyle Show in May 2019 – and high levels of public concern about aspects of reality and other types of TV programmes – have underlined the importance of our review."

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consu...v-radio-participants

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El Loro posted:

Ofcom has a consultation on their proposals for changing the programme code to improve the protection of participants in TV and radio programmes.

 

"We are proposing new rules to require broadcasters to ensure they take ‘due care’ of people participating in television and radio programmes, extending existing protections.

Ofcom already has rules in the Broadcasting Code placing responsibilities on broadcasters around programme participants, and specific guidelines on the ‘due care’ required for minors who take part in programmes.

There has been growing openness and concern in society about mental health and wellbeing in recent years. Ofcom has also seen a steady rise in complaints expressing concern about the welfare and wellbeing of people who take part in programmes.

Against this backdrop, we have been reviewing our existing protections for participants, and whether they should be extended to reflect the level of protection that exists for under-eighteens. Since we began examining these issues, events surrounding the cancellation of ITV’s Jeremy Kyle Show in May 2019 – and high levels of public concern about aspects of reality and other types of TV programmes – have underlined the importance of our review."

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consu...v-radio-participants

Thanks El .....although I think it’s a pity they don’t take more care about the vetting beforehand .....and that participants don’t take more responsibility for themselves before even applying .

 

Talent shows, Big Brother, Love Island, they all need a good looking at. There are far too many people who enter Cowell shows saying they have always dreamed of being famous, a singer, being rich and famous. Lots and lots of them get rejected during the elimination rounds. Would be a massive job and expensive to provide after care for all of them.

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