Parent Info Pack
GVI is compliant with British Standard 8848, a set best practice standards for adventure expedition providers outside the United Kingdom. We require all field staff to complete health and safety training. This includes learning how to conduct in-depth risk audits and on-the-spot risk assessments as well as developing, updating, and acting on Emergency Action and Crisis Management Plans.
All of GVI’s programs on the ground are run by staff recruited, vetted, and managed by us. Each has passed a Police Check and is also Emergency First Response Certified. Many are also Emergency First Response Instructors. A minimum of one staff member is assigned to a group of six participants although the ratio is often as high as one staff member to three participants.
Many parents of GVI Alumni become enthusiastic GVI ambassadors, often joining one of our programs themselves after their child returns home. If you’d like to speak to one of these incredibly inspiring individuals and learn more about their experience let us know and, depending on your location, we can arrange for you to meet up or set up a phone call or online chat.
If you would like your teen to fly with a chaperone, simply request to book one. For those traveling to certain GVI locations, we also set up a Whatsapp group to help staff manage airport arrivals effectively. Once a participant arrives at the airport, a GVI staff member will be there to take them to their accommodation. Afterward, guardians will receive a safe arrivals email.