Safe and Sound Outdoors is a trading name of Safe and Sound Outdoors (2007) Ltd which in addition to providing Outdoor Experiences for individuals and school groups, also provides outdoor education for challenging Young People. We currently employ 3 full time members of staff and have a number of highly skilled and qualified freelance staff on our team. We provide high quality outdoor activities in a range of subjects. We are registered with AALA who oversee all of our activities delivered to under 18’s. We also subscribe to IOL and have an LOTC quality badge.

Safe and Sound Outdoors was set up by Craig Forde in 2007 with the aim of the company being to offer good, quality outdoor education to schools and youth groups using a small focused group of instructors dedicated in their chosen field. In addition to offering high quality outdoor education we have also in recent years begun focusing in different areas in particular staff training and development and Duke of Edinburgh Awards. We have worked with a number of clients including Shropshire County Council, New Reflexions, BT, Yoursuresave.com amongst many in offering first aid courses and staff training and development.

Since 2007 we have grown to our current size with our staff team but still focus on our aims that we set at the start of delivering high quality

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Craig has been working in the outdoors for the past 20 years both full time and as a freelance instructor. He has in the past managed a variety of outdoor centres both here and abroad. He managed the activities at the YHA in Llangollen when it was an activity centre for up to 100 young people.

Craig has led a variety of groups in numerous different locations both here and abroad including leading 15 young people on a month-long expedition to Nicaragua in order for them to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

A passionate outdoor enthusiast he enjoys nothing better than passing on his skills and knowledge to others through the outdoors in training course and taster sessions. Having had the benefit of taking part in outdoor education trips as a young person he fully appreciates the benefits of the outdoors as a teaching platform.

Safe and Sound Outdoors is fully recognised by the AALA (Licence number R1422) and as such has a Licence to teach under 18’s the following outdoor activities:

We have a good team of instructors who have all been chosen for their skills in the outdoors and also their ability to work with a variety of groups. They all hold the minimum NGB qualifications and undergo staff training on a frequent basis.

Here are a few of them:

Craig Forde
Craig Forde
Pete Smith
Pete Smith
Steve Worth
Steve Worth
Hillary Larwood
Hillary Larwood
Warwick Redway
Warwick Redway
Rich Slater
Rich Slater

"With a great deal of experience in outdoor education from teaching disadvantaged young people to leading expeditions in far flung countries I have built up a wealth of experience and qualifications that I feel are beneficial for all my clients."