Every year thousands of children and young people across the borough take part in hundreds of educational trips and visits. Most of these visits occur safely and without any problems.
To ensure visits can be made as safe as possible, the council has a policy, procedure and guidance that inform teachers, youth workers and others about what they should consider when organising a visit.
To support teachers and others, the council also has an Educational Visits Advisor (EVA).
The EVA has the role of ensuring the Council’s duty of care for the health & safety of children and young people while on educational trips and visits is complied with.
This is done by ensuring that teachers and others who organise and are responsible for visits follow the policy and procedures, including final endorsement of certain categories of visit; on a daily basis the EVA receives notification of visits. The information provided is checked to ensure the visit complies with policy. In addition to other responsibilities the EVA monitors visits being undertaken and provides advice, information and training to schools, youth service and others.
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