Staff Responsibilities

Supervision Arrangements for Children and Young People 

The Group leader has responsibility for the students welfare for the duration of the visit.

The Head of Centre has overall responsibility for the daily activity programme.

Client staff (e.g. Teachers, Youth Leaders) who bring groups to Longrigg Centre have overall responsibility for their supervision in loco parentis. Longrigg Staff take over this responsibility during activity sessions for which they are responsible. At the end of a session, Longrigg staff hand back the responsibility to client staff, who are responsible for supervision of children when not on activities, including overnight.

Clients are provided with information regarding how to proceed in the event of an emergency overnight, including fire. These details include a list of emergency telephone numbers, including those of Head of Centre at Longrigg.

During courses , no Longrigg staff are on duty overnight.

The minimum staffing requirement is that 2 staff should accompany the group. Groups of more than 20, need 3 staff to be allocated. Mixed groups must have male and female staff attending for the duration of the trip. The nature of the group may mean that it is appropriate to bring more staff or even to work in smaller activity groups - this should be discussed with Head of Centre

Activity staffing

The Head of Centre has overall responsibility for the daily activity programme.

All Longrigg staff hold either a relevant National Governing Body (NGB) qualification, or have been assessed as competent by an appropriately experienced and qualified person, consistent with the requirements of the Licensing Regulations. Copies of certificates are available for inspection on site. Staffing ratios for all activities will be the responsibility of the Head of Centre.

Child Protection / Safeguarding

Longrigg Centre is part of Action 4 Youth , and is committed to safeguarding students & staff by following Action 4 Youth procedures. All staff are subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure. 

Evening Programme

 This is the responsibility of the visiting staff. It is helpful if some review process with the students takes place. This can either take the form of a diary, report back session, group "Chuff Chart", the production of a Newspaper or the making of a Video. The centre has resources to facilitate this and the Head of Centre can give you guidance. There are a number of problem solving activities available which we can guide you through.

Partners and Associations

Outdoor Education Centre Sedbergh