See our popular booklet called Young People: Climbing, Hill Walking, Mountaineering a Parent's Guide. It can be bought from the BMC online shop or downloaded for free.
Please contact Nick Colton. Telephone 0161 438 3305. Full BMC child protection procedures are set out in the BMC Child Protection Policy.
The excellent publication Climbing For All: Disability Awareness in Rock Climbing is available in the shop (listed under Technical and Instruction). 
Yes.  The Andy Fanshawe Memorial Trust offers funding for disadvantaged young people who wish to participate in expeditions or on courses aimed at personal development rather than professional qualifications.
The BMC is able to carry out enhanced disclosure (DBS) checks on behalf of BMC members, BMC Associate Members, BMC Volunteers and BMC paid staff who have direct involvement with under 18's and vulnerable adults. Please contact the BMC Safeguarding team ( for further details.
There are a number of organisations that offer instructional courses for young people.  Plas y Brenin, the National Mountain Centre, offer a range of courses specifically designed for young people
BRYCS (British Regional Youth Climbing Series) has been renamed. It's now the BMC Youth Climbing Series.
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