Ringing is one of the few activities where people of all ages are truly treated equally. Accomplished teenagers can be telling people much older than themselves what to do but, equally, learners and novices (of any age) learn from everyone in the tower, not just the person in charge. Because of this level of freedom, it is an environment where safeguarding of young people is paramount and churches, parents, ringers and young people themselves must bear this in mind and take appropriate action.
Advice is provided by the Guild.
and there is also excellent advice for all parties on the North Bucks Branch website.