1. The programme only operates in specified local authorities.
  2. The programme relies on voluntary funding, and while The Share Foundation will ensure that any young person who is registered will be able to complete the Stepladder, availability of the programme to new registrants is subject to withdrawal at any time.
  3. The programme is open to young people who are aged between 15 and 24 years 10 months old on the date of initial registration.
  4. While participants are welcome to seek guidance from carers or teachers or others in submitting their entries, the answers and ideas should be theirs and be expressed in their own words.
  5. All entries into the programme will remain the property of The Share Foundation, and the identity of each participant will remain undisclosed. Entries may be used by The Share Foundation to help raise additional donations for Junior ISAs administered by The Share Foundation.
  6. Any extension to programme dates will be at the sole discretion of The Share Foundation.
  7. Programme participants are requested to keep The Share Foundation informed of their progress in employment or further education following completion of the Stepladder of Achievement, and to consider acting as a volunteer or mentor for the benefit of other scheme participants.
  8. Programme participants personal information will be held securely by The Share Foundation. It will not share your personal information with any third parties.
  9. The website contains programme material which is owned by or licensed to The Share Foundation. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited.
  10. From time to time the website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that The Share Foundation endorses the website(s). It accepts no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  11. The Share Foundation is committed to ensuring that every participant’s privacy is protected. Should it ask for certain information by which you can be identified when using the website, then it can assure you that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
  12. The Share Foundation is committed to ensuring that information held on every participant is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure it has put in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information it collects online.
  13. When using social media the participant will be responsible for any information they share with others about the Stepladder of Achievement programme.
  14. The programme participant understands the Appeals and Complaints procedure and agrees to these terms and conditions.