Safe School Visits: Managing risk and safeguarding essentials

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Safe School Visits: Managing risk and safeguarding essentials
RRP£46.80
Offer Price£39.00
Phase: 
Primary, Secondary
ISBN: 
978-1-907567-79-7
Published: 
Jun 2013

Introduction

‘Children should be able to experience a wide range of activities. Health and safety measures should help them to do this safely, not stop them..’

Health and Safety Advice on Legal Duties and Powers (DfE, 2012)

Safe School Visits is packed with resources, template and ready-to-use tools to help show you:

  • how to plan safe and enjoyable school visits
  • be confident in the knowledge that you have assessed all potential risk thoroughly
  • put measures in place to ensure a successful and memorable visit for your pupils.

Only available as an eBook

What is an eBook? An eBook is electronic version of a printed book which can be read on a computer or a specifically designed handheld device. This eBook is in PDF format and can be shared with your colleagues.

Benefits

Safe School Visits will enable you to:

  • understand a five-step approach to risk assessment
  • know what you need to do by when
  • plan for all aspects of taking a party of pupils off the school premises
  • feel confident that you have minimised any risks to an acceptable level
  • enjoy your visit safe in the knowledge that all the planning means people are free to relax, learn and have fun.

Summary of contents

This guide will show you how to:

  • understand risk assessment and how you can manage risk
  • ensure appropriate safeguarding measures are in place
  • systematically plan your visit giving due consideration to all appropriate issues
  • feel confident that pupils and staff will have a safe and enjoyable visit.

This guide includes:

  • 27 templates, proformas, checklists, policies and resources for you to adapt and use in your setting.

Chapter breakdown

Section 1: DfE Guidance

Understand the changes brought in by the slimmed down DfE  guidance and why risk assessment and risk management should be central to your planning for school visits.

This section will equip you with:

  • essential understanding of why appropriate risk assessment and management should be central to your plans.

Section 2: Understanding Risk Assessment

An overview of the practical steps you need to take to assess risk.

This section will enable you to:

  • understand the key terms used in risk assessment
  • consider why you should not use generic risk assessment
  • know the five steps of risk assessment
  • tailor control measures to individual circumstances, thus reducing levels of risk
  • appreciate the importance of ‘dynamic risk assessment’.

Section 3: Step-by-Step Guide on How to Plan a School Visit

An overview of the steps you need to take in planning your visit to ensure everything runs smoothly when the time comes.

This section will enable you to:

  • consider the role of the school visits policy
  • be up to date with safeguarding and child protection guidance as applicable to school visits
  • consider issues such as parental consent, transport and visiting other people’s premises, insurance, managing overseas visits, as well as more specialist activities such as those involving water or animals
  • manage first aid and medical conditions.

Section 4: Useful Resources

A resource bank of 27 appendices, including an overview of the planning process, policies, risk assessment proformas, checklists, templates for gaining parental consent, templates for gaining information from venues, flowcharts showing emergency procedures.

This section will enable you to:

  • download and adapt the resources to your own circumstances.

Details

Only available as an eBook

What is an eBook? An eBook is electronic version of a printed book which can be read on a computer or a specifically designed handheld device. This eBook is in PDF format and can be shared with your colleagues.

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