Kilve Court is a Georgian Country House with modern extensions, situated in 40 Acres of wooded grounds and gardens, at the foot of the Quantock Hills and one mile from the sea. The Centre is part of Somerset County Council’s Children and Young People’s Services Directorate. It has a 24-hour CCTV system is in place, with cameras covering the grounds and inside the building. Bedroom areas are fitted with electronic Keypads to provide restricted access.
Adventure Activities Licence
Kilve Court holds licences issued by Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS) for the safe conduct of activities it delivers, as required by law. AALS is an independent organization sponsored by the Department of Education who inspect on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive. Their remit includes Climbing, Caving, Water sports and Trekking (be it on foot or cycle.) The inspection process covers the safety management of activities, which includes risk assessments, staff qualifications and the maintenance of equipment associated with the activities. The inspectors are experts in the field of Outdoor Activity delivery and the inspection is rigorous.
Kilve Court holds: Licence Number L9466 Reference Number R0580
All staff leading activities will hold the relevant National Governing Body qualification or have been assessed as competent by an appropriately experienced and qualified person as required by the Licensing Authority.
Kilve Court conforms to Somerset County Council policies, which are further supported by their own Health and Safety Policy and Codes of Practice. Activity risk assessments are reviewed daily to consider any variables e.g., the weather forecast, which may affect the safe conduct of an activity. Risk assessments and risk management is also a major part of the AALA inspection.
A criminal background check via the disclosure process is carried out on all Kilve Court staff and volunteers. The policies are consistent with Somerset County Council procedures.
More about Kilve Court can be found on their website. www.kilvecourt.org