Glenridding Beck

What is this case study about?

It is about the investigation into the death of Max Palmer in Glenridding Beck, 26 May 2002. Although this case involved a school trip, the lessons learned are applicable to other organised trips for young people, for example looked after and cared for young people or those organised by youth groups.

Who should read it?

This is for anybody who has a role in off site adventure activities including leaders, participants, helpers, parents and managers of the bodies organising the trip.

What you must do

If you are an activity leader, a head of establishment, a trip organiser, a governor or other senior manger or officer, a parent or carer or a local authority you should read these pages and note the lessons.

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Updated 2023-07-13