safety & support
Safety is the number one priority on all Gapforce programs. We cannot remove risk from overseas travel altogether but by following a clear set of processes and management systems, we aim to reduce your level of risk compared to independent travel in the same location.
To guide us, we follow the standards set by BS8848 "Specifications for visits, fieldwork, expeditions and adventurous activities outside the UK". Gapforce is also a Duke of Edinburgh Approved Activity Provider (AAP), and we are members of Year Out Group who set guidelines and policy for UK Gap Year providers.
To read more about our accreditations, click here.
During the trip
Safety starts at home, and we have a comprehensive set of procedures to ensure the school team, the participants, their parents or carers, and our leadership team are well prepared and informed.
After the program ends
Soon after the program ends, we conduct a thorough review.