Sea Cadets has been helping young people gain vital skills for over 156 years. We help young people build confidence in their own abilities as they learn to work as part of a team and our qualified instructors guide them so that they can flourish in challenging environments safely.

Cadet safety

Sea Cadets takes the safety of young people very seriously and has clear guidelines which all our volunteers follow. As part of the recruitment process all volunteers and staff undergo a Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check before working with young people.

Risk assessments are carried out on all our activities and are operated and overseen by appropriately qualified instructors.

To ensure the safety and well being of the young people we support we work with CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) To find out more visit:

What does it cost?

Sea Cadets is inclusive and  we try to keep our costs as low as possible.

Charges can vary between units; some will ask for a small subscription/donation but not always. There are charges for training courses and camps but these are kept to a minimum. Some activities like offshore sailing and expeditions can in some circumstances be supported by bursaries or grants.


Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us for more information; 020 7654 7000

Equality and Diversity

Sea Cadets is an inclusive organisation that helps young people to achieve their potential by offering a range of social and educational opportunities. We are committed to equality of opportunity for young people and adults alike. We recognise diversity within our membership and regard it as one of our greatest strengths.

As such, no young person or adult should receive less favourable treatment, be excluded from benefiting from our services, nor suffer disadvantage by reason of: class; ethnic origin, nationality or race; gender; age; marital or sexual status; mental or physical ability; political or religious belief.

Sea Cadets is open to all regardless of sex, religion, race, or ability, within the bounds of safety to themselves and others. We are proud of the different backgrounds that cadets come from - sometimes from the most disadvantaged circumstances. We seek to ensure that there are no barriers for young people to have the opportunity to be a Sea Cadet.

Call us on +44 (0)20 7654 7000 or email for more information

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