It is the policy of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to safeguard the welfare of all young people and others involved in DofE activities by ensuring that they are protected from physical, sexual and emotional harm.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award accepts and promotes that in all matters concerning child protection, the welfare and protection of the child is the paramount consideration.
The DofE is committed to safeguarding young people and others involved in DofE activities. Safeguarding is about planning and organising activities to prevent potential harm or damage to young people. Child Protection is concerned with protecting and/or removing a young person from physical, sexual and emotional abuse or neglect.
The DofE, Licensed Organisations and delivery partners have Safeguarding and Child Protection policies and procedures in place and all adult Leaders should be aware of and abide by these.
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Given the scope and breadth of DofE programmes young people may undertake activities that are not directly managed or organised by a DofE group, centre or Licensed Organisation. In such cases parents and guardians of those under 18 are responsible for ensuring that the activity is safe and properly managed.