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At the heart of English folk


Our policy documents

Child protection policy 

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‘Blacking up’: we want to engage all people in the folk arts – regardless of gender, age, race and religion – so we do not support actions that can alienate sectors of the community.

EFDSS endorses and promotes:

ISM & MU Code of Practice
A set of principles to help eradicate bullying, harassment and discrimination in the music sector.

Music Education Code of Practice
Helps to ensure music practitioners provide high quality music making and learning experiences for the people they work with. 

EFDSS is aligned with the ArtWorks Code of Practice Principles for Artists in Participatory Settings.

The Arts Council England Quality Principles work aims to raise the standard of arts and cultural work produced by, with and for children and young people.


National Youth Folk Ensemble

National Youth Folk Ensemble


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There's never been a better time to donate to EFDSS - between now and 2019 your donation will be matched by Arts Council England!