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.
We take the safety of young people very seriously. Our child protection policy states that we will safeguard our young people from harm, physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect by:
- Making the health & welfare of young people our first priority;
- Taking into account in all our considerations and activities the interests and well being of young people
- Respecting the rights, wishes and feeling of the young people with whom we are working
- Taking all reasonable steps to protect young people from harm
- Promoting the welfare and protection of young people
You can read our full Child Protection Policy here: Sea Cadets Child Protection Policy
We support this policy with compulsory training for volunteers, regular criminal records checks and guidance on how our volunteers should work safely with young people. To ensure that we provide the necessary resources and reassurance we have a dedicated team of specialist staff at our headquarters and accreditation with the National Counsel of Voluntary Youth Services’ Sound Systems accreditation scheme.
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.