Over the course of a two-year review, we spoke to thousands of young people, parents and carers, DofE staff and, crucially, DofE Managers, Leaders and other volunteers – the experts who know better than anyone how to support their young people’s individual needs while running the DofE. What we heard was that – for many young people –increased flexibility made them feel able to do their DofE when they might not have before. More flexibility led to more innovation and greater inclusion – for example, for young people with SEND requirements.
As a result of this feedback, we refreshed the requirements for planning and doing DofE expeditions to offer more flexibility and choice.
Check out the guidance and resources below. The new Expedition rules have been in place since 1 November 2023.