We are very sorry but due to the safeguarding legislation, we are unable to offer a role to anyone under the age of 18 at the start of the season (1 March)
The RNLI has a statutory and moral duty to ensure that the Institution functions with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults engaged with RNLI activity. The Children Act 1989 defines a child as a person under the age of 18. The RNLI is committed to ensuring that it exercises the highest levels of responsibility in protecting employees and volunteers and recognises that all individuals engaged in RNLI activity have an important role to play in safeguarding.
Due to this responsibility we cannot engage a person under the age of 18 into any of our Face 2 Face Fundraising roles. Due to the nature of these roles residential accommodation is often offered and as we are not able to provide wardens at these residential sites to ensure the welfare and safety of under 18s we cannot guarantee a safe environment.