Information for Parents
Firstly this document contains a lot of information! The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is an incredible experience and qualification but it involves a range of activities and requirements in order to be attained. Please take the time to read this whole document carefully to prevent any confusion or disappointment in the future.
Since the Award began in 1956, its aim has been to help young people plan and undertake their own programme of activities to develop themselves mentally, physically and emotionally. The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is widely recognised by employers and education providers as the definitive qualification for demonstrating self-reliance, commitment and dedication. All this, and a lot of fun along the way!
Open DofE Centres in West Sussex
Open DofE Centres in West Sussex is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Charity No. 1169592) offering the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in West Sussex based Chichester and Horsham.
We operate under the DofE licence held by West Sussex County Council, and our Centres are run exclusively by volunteers. Our trustees represent the three locations, provide advice and guidance, and ensure the effective running of the organisation as a whole.
OUR CHARITABLE OBJECTS
"To advance the mental, physical and spiritual welfare of young people in West Sussex by:
• Providing them with opportunities to participate in and achieve the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, regardless of their background or circumstances;
• Guiding and supporting them with all sections of the Award;
• Preparing them for the expedition section of the Award through education and adventurous training;
• By facilitating affordable and high quality practice and assessed expeditions."