Example consent form

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019 Topics: Safeguarding and child protection Voluntary and community sector

Every organisation that provides activities for children and young people needs to gain consent from parents or carers for their child to participate. It's also important to gather the necessary information to keep children safe during the activity.

We've created this example consent form, which you should tailor according to the context of your organisation. It will help you collect the information you need.

We've also included information about when to gain a child or young person's consent (in addition to parental consent) and what to do when a parent or carer is not willing to give consent for an activity.

This example consent form should be used in conjunction with our photography and sharing images guidance and our other information and resources on safeguarding.