FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Linnet Clough is run by Greater Manchester East County Scout Council and adheres to the Policy, Organisation and Rules (P.O.R.) of The Scout
Association. There may be some questions that you'd like to ask before you stay with us. We hope that this leaflet answers some of these.

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DO LINNET CLOUGH STAFF LIVE ON SITE?
A manager lives on site permanently and at busy periods volunteer Field Wardens accommodate a building situated on the main camping field.

DO YOU HAVE A CHILD PROTECTION/SAFEGUARDING POLICY?
Linnet Clough operates a comprehensive Child Protection/Safeguarding Policy. All paid and volunteer staff are subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.

WHAT SUPERVISION DO WE NEED TO PROVIDE DURING ACTIVITIES?
As leader in charge of your group we expect you to maintain overall supervision of your members at all times. During activities a responsible adult should assist with general supervision while activity instructors will take responsibility for the technical and safety aspects of the activity.
During non-activity time the leader in charge will be responsible for supervision of the group.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS TO WE NEED TO RUN ADVENTUROUS ACTIVITIES?
All activities requiring a qualified instructor can be booked using your own instructors. They will need to provide evidence of the appropriate Scout or Guide Permit, Authorisation or NGB qualifications.
For The Cube High Ropes a Scout Climbing Supervisor Permit, Guide Level 1, Cube Training Course or SPA is required as well as a short induction from our staff.
The lake is Class 'C' water so water activities may be run according to The Scout Association's water activity rules as found in P.O.R..
Please call the office for any clarification of these rules.

ARE THERE ANY ACTIVITIES WE CAN RUN OURSELVES?
A number of non-instructor led activities are available for hire. We also have a wide selection of games and resources - please ask for details of the current resources available.

WHAT SAFETY EQUIPMENT IS PROVIDED FOR ACTIVITIES BOOKED AT LINNET CLOUGH?
Linnet Clough will provide safety equipment for booked activities where required.
Leaders in charge should ensure correct provision for all other activities not booked at Linnet Clough, as appropriate. You will also need to ensure your group members have suitable clothing for prevailing weather conditions and appropriate for the activities in
your programme.
Linnet Clough staff have access to First Aid and emergency contacts.

DO WE NEED SPECIAL PERMISSION FOR adventurous activities?
The only special permission needed is for air rifle shooting.
All participants under the age of 18 will need to have a 'Permission to Shoot' form which must be completed and signed by their parent or guardian. The form can be downloaded from www.gmescouts.org.uk/downloads/booking-forms.aspx

ARE WE ALLOWED OPEN FIRES AND IF SO, IS THERE A WOODPILE?
Yes, using the alter fires provided and with proper supervision. We have a frequently stocked woodpile although availability cannot be guaranteed.

CAN I USE A SAT NAV TO FIND LINNET CLOUGH?
Not recommended because of the number of minor roads locally.
Our map gives clear directions and local signposts are in place.

DO SUPERMARKETS DELIVER?
Yes, local supermarkets from Stockport will deliver online food orders. Please call the office for details.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Unfortunately we cannot allow dogs on to the site as a general rule. However if there is a particular special need we will be happy to consider. Please contact the manager.