All the senior team have recognised fire/health and safety training
Our staff are trained by National Governing Body guidance
Duty of Care is our top priority

Health & Safety - Participants

Group Leaders and Parental Responsibility

Whilst at the Centre, both residential and non-residential group leaders have the responsibility for the pastoral care and supervision of the group. This role is clearly defined as ‘Duty of Care’. It is essential that a member of staff accompanies your group on all activities, and informs the instructor present of any relevant medical issues in addition to providing medical forms. To satisfy the requirements of the Hazardous Pursuits Regulations, school/youth leaders intending to camp have to attend a course run by the Hampshire County Council Outdoor Education Department or provide an equivalent qualification or proof of competency.

Risk Assessments and Pre-Visits

We have risk assessments for all areas of the site and all activities both on and off site. For LEA groups please consult the approved Hampshire County Council activity checklist for approved activities at the Centre. We have attached a generic risk assessment for the site and this is intended to increase your awareness of potential hazards. It should not be used as a substitute to you conducting your own pre visit and completing your own risk assessment. It is a requirement that a pre visit is made in order to write your risk assessment and familiarise yourself with our facilities. Please contact us to arrange your pre visit, which will also provide an ideal opportunity to discuss your group's visit with our Centre staff and possible activities.


We recognise the need to set reasonable and appropriate limits to help manage the behaviour of children in our care. We operate a non-smoking and non-physical punishment procedure in line with the national guidelines.

No child in our care will suffer pain or humiliation, as we believe in positive discipline as a more effective way of managing behaviour.

  • I just wanted to say a huge thank you from all of us from Highfield School who came to Marwell Activity Centre today. The children had such an enjoyable time and the instructors were without fail fantastic with them. It really is a great place. Thank you all for a most enjoyable day.
    Hilary Wells

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