All DofE Leaders and Expedition Supervisors undergo checks and training through their Licensed Organisation to ensure young people have access to a high quality programme.

However, given the scope and breadth of DofE programmes, your child may choose to undertake activities that are not directly managed or organised by their group, centre or Licensed Organisation (i.e. at their local gym or conservation group). If this is the case, you, as their parent/guardian/carer, are responsible for ensuring that the activity is properly managed and insured, and that the adults are suitably qualified and checked.

DofE Leaders are sensitive to all participants’ individual cultural, religious, physical and other requirements. Consequently, they can organise activities suitable for participants’ needs and schedule them around important religious events etc. as appropriate.

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