In the event that you have an emergency whilst undertaking DofE activities, you should always notify your Licensed Organisation.
Remember that the safety and well-being of young people and adults are of paramount importance at all times.
Outside normal office hours a DofE Duty Officer can be contacted in cases of severe emergency relating to life-and-death situations or child protection issues, or involves the emergency services. If you need to use this please call the Head Office number 01753 727400 and you will be given a pager number.
Download the incident report form here.
Press office info & contacts
For any media enquiries (Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00), contact the Communications Team via 01753 727400.
For emergency calls reporting incidents that directly affect the health & welfare of young people please call 01753 727400 where you will be given a Duty Officer number.
The DofE runs an out of hours media service. The current media officer on duty is contactable on 07741 249 489. This is strictly for extremely urgent calls from members of the media only.
Our press office
The DofE's press office deals with journalist enquiries, arranges interviews, issues press releases, provides editorial material and monitors media output.
As the world's leading achievement award for young people, our work involves regular distribution of news and information that supports our mission to inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development and recognise their achievements.
We are able to field a large number of experts for comment on current news stories, topical youth issues and information about the DofE and our programmes.
If you would like further information please contact us on the numbers or email above.
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