By completing this form I hereby give permission for the named young person to participate in the event you have entered on Page 1. Having completed all the required information in this form accurately, I hereby allow my child to attend this camp. If it becomes necessary for the named young person to recieve medical treatment and I cannot be contacted to authorise this, I hereby give my consent to any necessary medical treatment and authorise the Leader in charge to sign any document required by the hospital authorities..
Note: The medical profession takes the view that the parent’s/carer’s consent to medical treatment cannot be delegated. This view is explicit in The Children’s Act 1989. Thus, medical consent forms have no legal status and a doctor or nurse insisting on the consent of a parent/carer to a particular treatment has the right to do so. For this reason we do not recommend that Leaders insist on parents/carers signing the statement above. However, it can be a comfort to medical staff to have general consent in advance from parents/carers or to have a Leader on hand able to sign forms required by medical authorities.
On occasions, photographs, videos and audio of Scouts taking part in activities may be submitted to the local newspapers, the Group, District or County newsletters, websites or put on display.
I give Kent Scouts permission to store the personal details I have provided within this form for the entirety of the event plus a further three months and permission to pass the necessary information onto other scout leaders which need to know details of the camp and any third party providing their services during the event and the emergency services if required.