Consent to Activity

AS PARENT/CAREGIVER OF THE CHILD ATTENDING THE FOREST SCHOOL AND PARTICIPATING IN ACTIVITIES PROVIDED BY THEM, I AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE:

  • That all reasonable measures have been taken to mitigate hazards and a duty of care is provided, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of my child while participating in The Forest School programme activities.
  • I understand that there are risks associated with learning outdoors that cannot be reduced to zero. I know I am able to ask The Forest School or the qualified Outdoor Instructor on staff any questions, to gain a better understanding of the activities before deciding whether my child takes part.
  • I understand that The Forest School has taken all reasonable and practicable steps to ensure my child’s safety; including robust Health and Safety systems and processes.
  • I understand that The Forest School will give clear boundaries, instructions and communicate the expectations while my child participates in the activities. If my child acts outside of the instructions given to them, then I acknowledge they do so at their own risk and they may be instructed to leave the programme or activity.

  • I have received enough information to make an informed decision about The Forest School, the philosophy of learning and the nature of the activities that my child is about to participate in.

  • I authorise The Forest School to instigate all necessary medical assistance and treatment that may be required if an emergency, concerning my child, were to arise.

  • I understand that photos and videos of participants at The Forest School may occasionally be used for marketing purposes and/or publicity material. The Forest School has my permission to use any images of my child, unless in writing, I specifically request otherwise.

  • I understand that The Forest School is participating in educational research and that anecdotal evidence and examples of the programme sessions may be used in this research. I understand that specific names and details of children and families will not be recorded, unless in specific situations where an additional request has been made and consent has been given.

  • I understand that a copy of The Forest School Health and Safety Management System is available to me at any time.

  • If you have any questions about The Forest School; its programme or policies, it is your responsibility to ask a member of staff.

  • I have read and understand the Terms and Conditions and website information provided by The Forest School.

  • By checking the box, you are confirming your consent to your child participating in The Forest School programme activities.

 

PRIVACY ACT 1993: THE INFORMATION YOU HAVE SUPPLIED IS NECESSARY FOR THE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE OPERATION OF THE FOREST SCHOOL.

All personal information requested will be held confidentially and not shared with another party. You are welcome to review information pertaining to your child at any time.