Excerpt from the new ACTI 32
"GLIDING COURSES AT THE CENTRAL GLIDING SCHOOL (CGS)
_26. For mid-week gliding courses at the CGS at RAF Syerston, cadets are normally accommodated overnight at RAF Cranwell. Duty of care considerations stipulate that cadets under 18 must be chaperoned at all times whilst accommodated at RAF Cranwell. Suitable arrangements for chaperoning should be made by the cadet’s Sqn; _
2FTS and CGS cannot provide chaperone support."
There seems to be an expectation that squadrons will supply a CFAV to spend a week at Cranwell doing nothing but being there. Bearing in mind the acute shortage of uniformed CFAVs it seems inconceivable that enough (or any) unpaid CIs will take a week off to live in the sergeants mess at Cranwell twiddling their thumbs.
If a female cadet is on the course, the requirement for duty of care is for a female CFAV to be present (no requirement for a male if there are boys on the course). As almost all courses would have at least two female cadets (you are not allowed to have only one) that would mean the CFAV would almost always have to be female. There is an even greater shortage of female CFAVs.
There are ways to solve this problem, but just trying to move it to overworked squadron commanders is not going to work. It is just the paid people trying to move the problem onto the volunteers as usual.