Public welfare and environmental protection

Child safety

You need to consider if your event needs a lost child station.  

All staff at the lost child station should be registered under the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

A register of all lost children/persons should be maintained which includes:

  • date and time of when reported lost
  • lost persons details (name, date of birth)
  • details of who they were with 
  • details of when and where they were last seen.

Once a missing person has been reported:

  • Put out a message for the parents/guardian to report to the station as soon as possible. Think about how this can be done at your event.
  • DBS staff should then check the persons ID to ensure they are the parents/guardian.
  • At all times the DBS staff must update the event organisers with details.


ID: 4835, revised 09/03/2023