Sea Cadets is a place where all young people genuinely are valued, listened to and protected.

A safe and friendly place

Cadets come from all backgrounds and bring with them all kinds of challenges and strengths. They get along together and support each other in a way that is perhaps unusual.

We are committed to equality and diversity and take the safety of young people very seriously. Our Safeguarding Children, Young People & Vulnerable Adults Policy safeguards young people and places their health and welfare at the top of our priorities.

Our policy states that we will safeguard our young people from harm, physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect by:

  • Making the health and welfare of young people our first priority
  • Taking into account in all our considerations and activities the interests and wellbeing of young people
  • Respecting the rights, wishes and feelings of the young people with whom we are working
  • Taking all reasonable steps to protect young people from harm
  • Promoting the welfare and protection of young people
  • If you would like to know more, you can read our Safeguarding Children, Young People & Vulnerable Adults Policy here.

    Data Protection

    We take the management of your information very seriously. You can read our Data Protection Policy online.


    At Hartlepool Sea Cadets we recognise our responsibilities to ensure that, in line with our duty of care, we safeguard and protect the children, young people and vulnerable adults with whom we work, doing all we can to promote their safety, health, well-being and happiness. We continually strive to be a respected and trusted organisation where everyone feels safe to participate in all our activities and our cadets and adults understand their right to be-protected from all forms of harm.

    Reporting Concerns

    If you have any concerns regarding your own safety or the safety of cadets, please liaise with the Commanding Officer, Petty Officer (SCC) Jane Fox, in the first instance.

    When it is not possible to talk to the Commanding Officer or you would like to share a concern in confidence with the safeguarding team, please email

    Immediate Risk of Harm

    If you have a concern relating to immediate risk or harm to a child or young person please report it to the police directly by calling 101 or 999.

    If you have a safeguarding concern and are not sure what to do, please call the Sea Cadets 24/7 duty line on 0207 654 7070.