YAFTA Consultancy specialises in delivering psychological duty of care processes to production companies
We manage the whole process from pre-production right through to post production ensuring that the most diligent and robust approaches are applied regarding psychological care of on and off-screen talent.

To ensure adherence to Media Ethics Guidelines as stated by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and compliance with Ofcom legislation, YAFTA Consultancy only employs fully qualified, chartered psychologists who hold registration as practitioner psychologists with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) to undertake work. This means that you can rest assured that your duty of care processes are being looked after by the most qualified psychologists.

By only working with psychologists who hold registration with the HCPC as practitioner psychologists and the BPS as chartered psychologists, we ensure that the best possible and most ethical option for cultivating public safety in the film and television industry is being employed.
YAFTA Consultancy

Charlotte Armitage BSc (Hons), MBPsS, PGCert, PPABP, is the Managing Director of YAFTA Consultancy. Charlotte is an award-winning businesswoman, accredited business psychologist and media psychologist. As the founder and managing director of award winning organisations, Yorkshire Academy of Film & Television Acting (YAFTA) & YAFTA Talent Agency, Charlotte has vast experience of the film & TV industry from all angles. Charlotte lectures on Film & TV Production courses about duty of care processes and psychological guidelines which need to be adhered to throughout the production cycle.

Charlotte is a member of the Media Ethics Advisory Board of the British Psychological Society and has conducted advisory work with the BBC and MTV regarding their duty of care processes for on-screen talent. As part of her work with the BPS Media Ethics Board, Charlotte has been heavily involved in the changes to duty of care processes in the Film & TV industry including contributing to; the code of conduct for psychologists working in the media and the duty of care guidelines for the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT).

All psychologists working with participants and contributors are BPS chartered psychologists with HCPC registration as practitioner psychologists. Psychologists involved in the devising of process and risk assessment are BPS accredited and registered with the Association of Business Psychology (ABP) as practitioner psychologists.


YAFTA Consultancy, along with Yorkshire Academy of Film & Television Acting (YAFTA) and YAFTA Talent Agency, is part of the YAFTA Group. The YAFTA brand consists of three companies that specialise in the Film & TV industry.

Our courses can be tailored to suit your requirements however we do offer standard packages.

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Psychological Duty of Care for your Production

Charlotte Armitage, Media Psychologist and MD YAFTA. Charlotte has managed the psychological duty of care processes for MTV shows as well as working as a duty of care psychologist for MTV and BBC. This workshop is designed to teach all of those in production about the psychological considerations that need to be made at each part of the production cycle in order to ensure ethical compliance with changing legislations, and ultimately ensuring that cast are kept safe throughout production and beyond.

Date: 26th January 2020

Time: 10am to 4pm

Price: £100

YAFTA is renowned in the film & TV industry for it's standards of excellence
You can rest assured that you will be receiving the highest quality expertise from all YAFTA Consultancy Psychologists and on any of our Training Courses.