Child Safety

Every parent’s primary concern is for the safety and well-being of their son or daughter. Rest assured here at 148 (Barnsley) Squadron we take this equally seriously.

Many of our activities (often outdoor) rely on our cadets being in a safe, secure and enjoyable environment in which they can sometimes be challenged physically. Our long history is a testament to our expertise and care in this area so that we can provide the thrills of adventurous training under the guidance of experienced, trustworthy staff. The staff at your local squadron are always available to speak to and will put your mind at rest regarding any concerns you may have.

For more information on your child’s safety you can read the Air Cadet Organisation’s Child Protection Guide. Please click the links below for more information.

Alternatively the Air Cadet Organisation also has its own Child Protection Officer. The contact for the ACO Child Protection Officer is:

Telephone – 01400 267088 E-mail – cpo@atc.raf.mod.uk Capable Staff, Safe Cadets

We train and prepare all our staff (many of whom have been air cadets themselves or have a Service background) to deal with the needs of young people and encourage their skills in all endeavours they undertake. Volunteer staff at all levels are strictly checked through the Criminal Records Bureau, and receive internal security checks, before they can take sole charge or responsible leadership of cadets.

Volunteers are also fully trained and qualified in any activities that they are involved in, not least those taking part in adventurous pursuits who are also qualified first-aiders (essential first aid is also taught to cadets).

Rest assured – this is the way all squadrons operate – only with skilled, capable and responsible volunteers would we be able to maintain the high standards that our cadets experience and which helps push them to be higher achievers in everything they do with us – safely and confidently.