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Good practice

  • Depending on group size, it may be beneficial to have two walk leaders per walk – one at the front and one at the back.
  • Walkers should complete a register which includes an emergency contact number and a signature line to say they take part in the walk at their own risk.
  • It’s not essential to have a first aid qualification, but it would be good to have one.

Risk assessments

To ensure a health walk is safe and appropriate, the route needs to be risk assessed.

  • A general risk assessment – these are things that apply to all walks. Read them and sign them to make them ‘yours’.
  • Exceptional hazards must be added to individual risk assessments (e.g. clifftops, road crossings).

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If you suspect abuse


  • Always listen carefully.
  • Make a note of what has happened or what you are worried about.
  • Tell someone trustworthy.
  • Contact Norfolk Adult Social Care to report your concern either by following this link or by calling 0344 800 8020.
  • If you are outside of Norfolk, please report your concern to your local council.

Do not:

  • Confront the person you think is responsible for the abuse.
  • Destroy the evidence.
  • Start to investigate the situation.

Additional useful training

  • Basic First Aid – practical course which explores the role of the First Aider and covers all the common injuries such as sprains and strains, as well as what to do in the event of something more serious occurring.
  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children (includes a section on vulnerable adults) – workshop will raise your awareness of the tell-tale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively.

To find the next available course click here

  • Mental Health Awareness for Sport & Physical Activity – talk confidently about mental health and know where to signpost people who need support, for more information click here.
  • Dementia Friend – somebody that learns about dementia so they can help their community, for more information click here.