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Editorial Guidelines

Youth Space is aimed at young people aged 11-19 living in Haringey. The site is funded by and managed by Haringey Council’s Youth Service, and will include written, editorial and media contributions from young people.

Content rules

  • Haringey Council will not publish any content which is thought to be abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory, harassing, incorrect, illegal, harmful, racist or offensive.
  • We reserve the right to refuse or remove any content which goes against Council policy.
  • Anything which is against the law, or encourages unlawful behaviour shall be removed from the site and may be reported to the police.
  • Views made by young people on the website are not those of Haringey Council. All content written by non-Haringey staff will be clearly marked and identified as such on the site.

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  • Proper written consent is required from the parents of children under the age of 16 used in any photographs and videos on the website.
  • All media files used must be cleared for use by the Youth Space editorial team. If any images, music or video files are used on the site they must:
    • have copyright clearance for use on the site,
    • not contain anything libellous (i.e. false/unproven/harmful allegations against a person or organisation),
    • not be used for commercial purposes,
    • not be abusive, threatening, obscene, harassing, harmful, racist or otherwise offensive.
  • Website visitors may not copy, republish, download, post, broadcast, make available to the public, or otherwise use Youth Space content in any way except for their own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of Youth Space content requires the prior written permission of Haringey Council.

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Writing guidelines

  • Use of language
    Simple, plain English should be used across the site. Avoid using any words or language which may not be commonly understood. Technical language, jargon or abbreviations should not be used. Some phrases used by young people in the borough (slang, txt speak etc.) may be used so long as they don’t offend or exclude visitors to the site.
    Offensive content includes foul and abusive language, or anything which may discriminate against someone because of gender, sexuality, race, religion, age, physical or mental disability.
  • Keep it fun
    We want the site to be lively and interesting, as well as informative. However, a light-hearted approach may not work for all sections of the site - please use common sense and sensitivity when dealing with serious issues.

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External links

The Youth Space website includes links to websites of interest to young people not managed by Haringey Council. These links are provided to offer users useful information, which they may wish to explore. All links to external websites are clearly marked with the words “(external link)” within the link text so as not to confuse these links from other pages on the Youth Space website – e.g. visit the Crimestoppers (external link).

  • Haringey Council is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked web sites and does not necessarily agree with any views on these sites.
  • Listing of sites should not be taken as support of any kind.
  • Although we regularly check links from our pages, we cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.
  • We do not link to external websites which are not free to access.
  • We do not link to external websites in return for cash, services or any other consideration in kind.

If you know of a website which would be of interest to young people in Haringey then email details to

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Attached files

  • Any attached files (PDFs, Word documents, Excel etc.) are to be clearly marked as such, and shall include file information including file type and size
  • Any files over 1MB in size will carry a warning for people saying that the file is a large file and may take some time to download on slower internet connections

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See also our Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and Accessibility Statement for further information.

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