It may be prudent to contact your local Safeguarding Authority if you are unsure of how best to protect children’s safety, or the national organisation / regulator for the proposed activity in order to confirm the credentials of any third-party provider you may consider using.
If participants are under the age of 18, information should be provided, and written consent obtained from parents or carers. Along with written consent, information should also be obtained as to whether the individual has any allergies or medical conditions you need to be aware of.
Liability insurance will not be provided for some dangerous or hazardous activities. You should contact your church insurance provider for guidance as you may need additional liability insurance cover for such activities.