Everyone at World Challenge was deeply saddened by Samuel Boon's death and our deep condolences are with his family.
We are providing all possible support to the Coroner this week to help her determine the circumstances around Samuel's death.
Rest assured that World Challenge's highest priority is the safety and security of its participants. We have worked hard over the last 26 years to develop an excellent reputation for our approach and how we operate.
Our safety policies and procedures are first-rate and fully comply with The British Standard for overseas expeditions and fieldwork, BS 8848 and Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto.
We take nothing for granted, however, and are continually taking steps to strengthen our policies.
In recent months this has meant the introduction of two pre-departure workshops (an Adventure Workshop including elements on health and hygiene and a Build-up Day where leaders can check medical information), additional opportunities for parents to meet us and ask questions, and more detailed information on our website regarding the physical nature of our trips.
Global Communications Manager
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