I raised this recently and the answer I recieved was
"the clue is in the title - consent forms. can we prove the parents have given consent to attend an activity without a TG form in place?"
So although there is nothing in black and White in policy or otherwise, it would seem if we wish to ensure we have consent to attend we should be using them 100% of the time.
(if this holds true, then I argue for a A5 consent form which holds Cadet name, Sqn, the event title, location, date and timings. NOK contact number(s) and signature.
realistically do we need more than this for consent? do we need email and postal address (at least one should be in the F3822; as is DOB, Wing).
Do we really need NHS number? Drs Name and address?
if this TG form "lite" then has a box for "medical conditions to declare y/n option" then the full forms are completed....