Safety

We value the safety of all our participants. Safety is at the heart of this event, with the physical and emotional safety of our attendees being of paramount importance.


For Camelot, we will provide our participants with the opportunity to decompress, and talk to someone. We are not trained counsellors, but offer decompression with a friend - a chance to talk to someone who will listen to and believe you. During the runtime of the event we will always have at least one safety team member available. They will usually be clearly designated and marked as a member of the safety team.  If you have any safety concerns or anything you need to discuss, please come to them. Should you wish to speak to someone who presents as a different gender than the person currently on duty, please let us know and we will do our utmost to find someone you are comfortable speaking with.


Should anything happen during one of our events, we will always listen to and believe the victim. We will accommodate for their needs and wants to our best ability, and decide on a course of action together.


We retain the right to remove a participant from an event at any time, without a refund of their ticket, if the participant in question does any of the following:
 

  • Breaks the safety rules or policies of the event.

  • Acts against our code of conduct.

  • Poses a safety threat to themselves, other participants, or the venue.

  • Refuses to follow instructions from the organisers or crew members of the event.

  • Breaks the law of the country where the event is held, in this case the UK.


We retain the right to refuse service to anyone. If someone buys a ticket to the event and we decide not to provide them the service, we will offer them a refund of their ticket. If someone who has bought a ticket breaks our safety or inclusivity policies, we retain the right to withdraw their ticket and exclude them from the event. If this happens within 90 days of the event in question, we will not offer a refund of their ticket. We will not enter into correspondence regarding our reasons to refuse service.

Code of Conduct

Safe spaces - Shared Responsibility


Larps are a collaborative experience, and it is our intention to make Camelot one too. Safety is a shared responsibility and everyone involved should actively make the event safe. This means following the safety rules and paying attention to the boundaries of all participants. As organisers, we provide the safety rules and framework, but participants are also responsible for making their fellow attendees feel safe. This applies equally during the event itself and any associated parties or “fringe” events.

Enthusiastic Consent


We operate under the rule of Enthusiastic Consent. Enthusiastic consent means that you should not try to or need to persuade other participants to agree. A lack of response or other ambiguous replies should be treated as a no. When being asked for consent it is okay to say no, and only Yes means Yes.


Respect boundaries (also your own)


As a participant, you are responsible for understanding and communicating your own needs and limits. Crossing set boundaries is not acceptable. You are responsible for your actions at all times, even if you are portraying a character during the event.


Treat fellow participants and crew as people


Creating larps sometimes includes engineering situations of stress (mental or physical), harassment, hate, conflict, or other ill-treatment. Likewise some of the workshops or programme items within the event may also include the same.  All these situations should only happen within the confines of and using the meta-techniques of the programme item.


The Event is not a space for hate, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, or any other behaviour that expresses prejudice or discrimination. Hate speech, discriminatory language, slurs, and deliberate bullying, will be considered a breach of this code. Theft or physical violence are never acceptable. Our events remain subject to the laws of the country in which they take place; don’t break the law.

 

If you experience or are subject to any of this behaviour, do not hesitate to reach out to us at info@avalonlarp.studio or in person at the event. We cannot resolve issues we do not know about.

 

Listen to the organisers and safety personnel


Follow instructions from the organizers and the safety crew, they are here to make the event run safely and according to plan.


Consequences
Breaking the code of conduct can result in reminders or warnings. If problematic behaviours continue to persist, or we determine the situation requires more immediate action we will not hesitate to remove people from our event.

© 2019 by AVALON LARP STUDIO. 

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