Health & Safety Policies
Student’s General Welfare
The welfare of the students is of paramount importance to us. We pledge to look after all students with the utmost care, by
treating the students as individuals and with respect, irrespective of age, gender, race, religion, beliefs or identity
listening to and respecting the students’ opinions
taking a fair, firm and responsible stance on issues such as discipline or bullying and resolving these satisfactorily
The English Camp World staff is a team of English native speakers, who have many years of experience working with children and young adults. All staff have
clean background checks (DBS checked)
excellent references from former employers
advanced first aid certification
In addition, Camp Leader and Assistant Camp Leader have:
health and safety certification
food safety and hygiene certification, including allergen awareness
NSPCC child protection certification
Our policies on safeguarding have been drawn up according to the laws of the United Kingdom, which seek to protect children. These are:
Children act 1989
United convention of the right of the child 1998
Sexual offence act 2003
Child act 2004
Protection of freedom act 2012
Further relevant government guidance on safeguarding children
Risk Assessment and Insurance
Our entire program has been meticulously risk assessed and is covered by Public Liability Insurance of the company Catlin Insurance Limited (UK).
RIDDOR - Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (2013)
We are compliant to RIDDOR in reporting dangerous diseases, serious accidents and accidental loss to the Health and Safety Executive.
Staff and student discrimination issues
We carry out reviews of our employment practise and procedures to identify potential areas of discrimination and to analyse and action this information to bring about change. We are committed to removing any kind of discrimination in all aspects of our camp.
The Camp Rules are an integral part of camp life and ensure that the camp runs smoothly, everyone is safe and the students are treated equally and fairly. On the first day of camp the Camp Rules are explained to all of the students and they are hung up on the students’ noticeboard for future reference.
The Camp Rules are:
• All students must show respect towards each other, the camp staff and the camp college staff and their property.
• Students must not take part in physical or verbal bullying and show tolerance towards those of different cultural backgrounds, religious beliefs, gender, race or physical and mental abilities.
• Students must be punctual for all activities, including English classes, mealtimes, activities, excursions and bedtime.
• Mobile phones and other electronic devices may only be used at specific times during the camp and never after bedtime.
• Boys are not allowed in the girls’ rooms and vice-versa at any time.
• Students are not permitted to smoke or drink alcohol during the camp.
• Students may only leave the camp (for example to go shopping in the local village or during excursions) in groups of at least 3 and only after informing a member of the camp team
Excursions and Activities
The English Camp World program includes a wide range of exciting excursions and adventure activities. All students will be expected to attend the excursions and activities. If a student does not wish to participate actively in any particular activity, they should approach a member of the camp staff and will be permitted to watch, without participating. English Camp World has risk assessed the campus, the activities and all excursions very rigorously. Excursions follow a rigid procedure, including:
allocated student-staff ratios
registration and regular head counts
first aid kit taken on every excursion
all staff equipped with mobile phones
regular meeting points
During all adventure activities students must listen carefully to safety talks given by the venue’s staff.
Students are encouraged to voice their opinions if they are unhappy with any aspect of the camp. Complaints should be made in the first instance to a member of the camp staff or the Camp Leader, who will analyse the problem and try to find a satisfactory solution.