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Regulation and Guidance for Headteachers, Youth Leaders and Governors
Offsite activities arranged by our schools, youth centres, specialist youth programmes and other institutions, form an increasingly valuable and important part of the educational programme for young people in Kent. The success of any offsite activity depends on the quality of leadership and the way in which educational institutions help young people to develop responsible attitudes towards the environment and to each other, learn about safety, hazards and risks and learn how to manage these factors. The quality of leadership also ensures that offsite activities are appropriately placed within the context of environmental and social education.
The most valuable resource in any authority is the staff who work for them and for young people. No set of written statements can anticipate every contingency, nor should this be attempted. It is vital that leaders in the field should have confidence to make correct judgements and decisions. This document is intended to help this process. Leaders need also to know that there is an established emergency system in place to respond when the unexpected does happen.
If there is any matter related to this site about which you require further clarification please use the contact details below. The following documents are taken from the Safe Practice of Offsite Activity publication:
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Please note: KCC Regulations and Guidance for the Safe Practice of Offsite Visits is now a live document. As such some contact details, some paragraphs and a few sections have been changed/updated. Where text is now crossed out please go to Outdoor Regulations updates for relevant updates. If you have any difficulty in finding these updated documents please contact the Outdoor Education Unit.
The Outdoor Education Adviser - Children, Families & Education Tel: 01580 715854