Each year, hundreds of thousands of young people take part in a DofE programme. Keeping them safe is our first priority and everyone’s responsibility.
The essence of DofE is personal challenge. We help young people build confidence and resilience by testing themselves, often in unfamiliar environments. That means they’ll encounter risks – it’s part of their personal development. But always in a way that’s carefully managed.
Here, you can find out more about DofE’s approach to keeping young people safe from harm. And how you can report any concerns.
If you need to contact us urgently, please call your local DofE Country Office or the DofE’s Head Office.
This policy sets out the safeguarding expectations for all staff, volunteers, participants, partners and those working in and for LO’s and AAP’s when they are delivering DofE activities and programmes.
This policy is part of the DofE’s Safeguarding framework and it applies to all DofE staff and its volunteers. This includes agency staff, contractors, those on placement or secondment.