Keeping your children safe at XUK

Safeguarding the welfare of our children is XUK's primary duty

Whilst your child is in our care we are responsible for their wellbeing and safety. In everything we do, the welfare of your child will be our top priority.

Safeguarding refers to all things that adults do to keep children safe and protect them from harm.

In order to keep your children safe and for your peace of mind, XUK does the following things:

  • Each camp has a Designated Safeguarding Officer and supporting deputy. These are staff members specially trained by external agencies to deal with safeguarding issues.
  • All of our staff are trained in safeguarding and child protection, and know to talk to their Designated Safeguarding officer if they have any worries about a child.
  • We will refer any worries about a particular child to the local Safeguarding board who will advise us on the best course of action to take.

Some really useful safeguarding links


The Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre has advice on keeping children safe online and advice for differentages as well as parents / carers and professionals.


Childline has some great advice on keeping safe on and offline, and also has a helpline which children can contact if they have a worry about anything


The 'National Association for People Abused in Childhood' offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse

Child Safety Online

A practical guide from the government for parents and carers whose children are using the internet & social media.

How different the online world is from the real world: