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Welcome to 4Compliance – Channel 4’s legal & compliance hub for producers and editorial staff. Find practical guidance on the main areas of law, regulation and best practice that apply to the making and publishing of content at Channel 4.

We are committed to freedom of expression. We’re here to publish the most challenging content, support our content creators to be creative and bold, and keep surprising our audiences, within the parameters of our guidelines, the law and relevant regulation.

Producing content for Channel 4? Before you act on any content-making decision, you need to ask these four questions:

  1. Have you discussed your plans with your commissioning editor and Channel 4 legal & compliance adviser?
  2. Is everyone in the programme being treated fairly?
  3. Is the content you are making accurate?
  4. Is what you have planned safe, legal and compliant?

If the answer to any of these questions is ‘no’ or ‘not sure’, then you must refer up to your legal & compliance contact.

Across the 4Compliance site, you’ll see information marked with this symbol. If it applies to you, then you must refer up.

Ready to get started? Have a look at our introductory e-module for an overview of the main issues you need to be aware of. It’s fun, we promise!