Activity Providers listed on the Register are organisations that have been subject to a check by the National Office.
This check is a due diligence process that occurs when an organisation applies to be included in the Register. The Register does not involve the continuous monitoring of the activity provider. It is a one off check. The inclusion on the Register for an Activity Provider is reviewed annually.
The Register check requires Activity Providers are familiar with The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and readily understand the program requirements and conditions of the relevant Section(s) of the Award. The check also includes verifying the Activity Provider complies with all required legislation related to providing the nomination activity(s).
Organisations included on the Register are not endorsed or approved by the Award.
The inclusion on the Register confirms that the National Office has checked:
- that the Activity Provider is a legal entity;
- that the Activity Provider has a working knowledge of the Award and its requirements – this involves reference checks with Award Units who have used the Activity Provider’s services for their Award, as well as requiring the Activity Provider complete Award Leader Level 1 Training;
- that the Activity Provider been providing services for Award Participants for several years.
- that the Activity Provider complies with Working With Children requirements;
- that the Activity Provider signs the Volunteer Code of Conduct either as individuals or on behalf of the organisation in whole; and
- that the Activity Provider has insurance, generally public liability insurance
This Register does not assure the financial stability of the Activity Provider, nor does it assure the adequacy of their insurance coverage as an organisation nor for those using its services.
Organisations are not required to be on this Register to deliver activities suitable for the Award.
Participants or their parent/guardian must first have the approval of their Award Unit/Award Leader before booking with an Activity Provider, regardless of whether or not the organisation is included in this Register.
The Award Unit approves an Assessor. This Assessor may be from the Activity Provider.
When booking on to an activity such as an expedition, the Award Unit and in turn the Participant/parent/guardian may be responsible for evaluating the health and safety of the activity being provided as it is a private contract with the Activity Provider
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