FAQs

WHAT ARE YOUR STAFFING RATIOS?
Our staffing ratio is 10-12:1 at all our camps. Our staff provide supervision from 8am to 9pm. Children are made aware of where the staff are during the night and can contact them at anytime.

WHAT IS YOUR SAFETY RECORD?
We have an excellent safety record. All of our activities take place in safe secure environments that are appropriate to provide a safe introduction to adventure activities.

CAN YOU PROVIDE RISK ASSESSMENTS?
We have carried out detailed risk assessments of all aspects of The Great Escape, including activity sessions and other areas. We review and update these assessments on a regular basis with the whole staff team and ensure that children are not placed in risk situations. Copies of our risk assessments are provided. We can also give full support as needed in the completion of any safety related documentation, required by your local authority or any other body, prior to your visit to The Great Escape.

ARE YOUR STAFF CRB CHECKED AND FIRST AID QUALIFIED?
Yes. All our staff are CRB checked and they all hold different levels of first aid. We encourage group leaders to make us aware of any illness/allergy/asthma that the children attending a Great Escape camp may have and their adult team leader is then informed and able to act accordingly ensure inhalers, medicine etc is administered at the correct times.

IS THE GREAT ESCAPE COMPANY FULLY INSURED?
Yes. We have comprehensive public liability insurance cover in place for up to £5m. We also recommend that all visiting groups are covered by an appropriate travel insurance scheme that covers travel to and from the site, as well as cancellation and curtailment benefits.

WHAT CAN SCHOOL TEACHERS/GROUP LEADERS DO WHILE THE CHILDREN ARE ATTENDING THEIR ACTIVITIES?
Teachers who come to us often comment on what a relaxing time they are able to have at our site, as our staff take care of all the children while they are with us. Teachers can relax in the mess tent, hot tea and coffee is provided throughout the day along with homecooked meals. The scenery is beautiful so relaxing with a book is an option along with beautiful walks along the Clun valley.

WHERE DO THE TEACHERS/GROUP LEADERS SLEEP AT THE GREAT ESCAPE?
We provide small single sex tents for the teachers. Please do inform us of how many there will be prior to a camp and we will ensure that we are properly equipped to provide as much comfort as possible for them.

WHAT WASHING FACILITIES ARE THERE?
There are portable loos on site to enable basic washing and hygiene.