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  • Educational visits: planning checklists Is there a checklist for planning an educational visit? We relay advice from the Department for Education on using checklists when planning visits. This article also includes a KeyDoc checklist of health and safety considerations, and links to examples from local authorities and schools.
  • Parents accompanying pupils on school trips Know what to consider when parent volunteers take part in an educational visit. Make sure you understand who has duty of care, whether DBS checks are necessary, and how to make sure insurance issues are covered.
  • Residential school trip report: template Use our downloadable template to evaluate the success of a residential trip and record details of any incidents which occurred.
  • School travel plans and policies Do we need a travel plan? Schools are not required to have a travel plan. We look at the benefits of a plan and link to examples from schools and a template from a local authority. You’ll also find examples of travel policies.
  • School trips following a terrorist attack Is there advice on managing school trips following a terrorist attack? We relay expert advice on managing risks during a school trip after a terrorist attack, and look at guidance on responding to incidents during a visit. We also link to examples of risk assessments for offsite visits.