North Yorkshire Youth and Carlton Lodge adhere to the very highest standards of safety.

For more detailed licence and insurance information please contact us. We are happy to send you copies of our risk assessments and any other document you may need to help you manage your trip.

Centre Details

Name - Carlton Lodge Outdoor Centre
Website -
Email -
Telephone No - 01845 522145
Fax No - 01845 527433

Adventure Activities Licence Details

As the holder of an Adventure Activities Licence we have been inspected by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA), and our risk analysis and management systems were found to be at least satisfactory. More about what holding a licence means can be found on the Licensing Authority’s website.

Staff Competence and Qualifications

All staff will either hold a relevant National Governing Body (NGB) qualification, or a statement of competence signed by an appropriately experienced and qualified person consistent with the requirements of the Licensing Regulations.

Child Protection

Our policy is consistent with good current practice in this area and meets current statutory requirements. Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks are carried out on all centre staff.

Supervision when not on Activities

The responsibility of supervision falls to the Group Leaders outside activities. During normal office hour’s staff are available at reception. Outside office hours staff are contactable on an emergency telephone.

Risk Assessment

These are inspected as part of our Adventure Activities Licence. We have full risk assessment documents for all out activities and domestic arrangements.


We hold both employee liability and public liability insurance to cover all our activities.

Fire Protection

The centre is visited on a regular basis by a Fire Safety Officer.
The centre is out of scope with regards to receiving a fire certificate. Fire drills are carried out every six months. Group leaders are informed of the fire procedures upon arrival.


If transport is provided as part of your visit it is hired from local suppliers who adhere to all current legislation regarding vehicle safety and maintenance. All centre staff drivers hold the relevant minibus driving qualification.


All specialist equipment is provided by the centre and will be fit for purpose. It is inspected as part of our Adventure Activities License.