BFMA Code of Conduct - Agency
The agents must manage each model’s career to achieve maximum potential.
Agents' income is derived solely from work obtained for their models. A child agency, which finds acting and modelling work, may charge a fee for inclusion in a directory or website.
BFMA members negotiate work for their models under the Terms & Conditions of Booking.
Confirmation of Bookings
All bookings must be confirmed in writing by the client, who, prior to the commencement of the job, must sign the appropriate BFMA Booking Confirmation Form, which stipulates agreed fees and usage. Copies of all contracts must be made available to models.
Equality of Opportunity
The BFMA is committed to ensuring Equality of Opportunity for all its members, staff and models.
The BFMA is committed to ensuring that models work in a healthy & safe environment under good working conditions, including hours of work, rest periods, sustenance, transport (where appropriate) and free from harassment or discrimination.
A unique ‘Models’ Welfare Document’, developed in consultation with the British Fashion Council, is enclosed with show packs that are mailed to designers and show producers. This requires their co-operation in ensuring that models’ welfare is safeguarded during London Fashion Week.
It is a requirement of BFMA agents’ that all clients have to provide adequate insurance to safeguard the Health & Safety of the model as if they were an employee of the client. Notwithstanding this, the client shall not impose upon the model any action or activity which is either dangerous or demeaning to the model.