As well as the recognisable bodies such as Girlguiding UK and The Scout Association as a company we seek additional guidance and information from other external bodies:
Whilst the external bodies below may not be directly applicable to your group, it encompasses the growth and development of children, be it within the educational system or as part of external groups. These external groups may include participating in youth organisations outside of school such as guiding and scouting groups, which are vitally important to the development of children and young adults.
Department for Schools
The Government has long been committed to enabling all children and young people to reach their full potential. This requires a strong lead in securing integrated children’s services and educational excellence.
The new Department for Education (DfE) means they can really concentrate on achieving their objectives, including:
- make children and young people happy and healthy
- keep them safe and sound
- give them a top class education
- help them stay on track
Outside youth groups such as the Scouts and Guides really help to achieve this through experiences outside of education.
ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents)
We monitor and act upon travel advice and guidance provided by the ABTA Destinations Team as well as utilising other services offered such as training and legal.
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Additional foreign travel advice and guidance, further to that already provided by Venture Abroad Consultants, is available from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo