8. Routine and Expected Visits

8.1 Introduction

The Scottish Government have recognised the need for young people to be regularly involved in outdoor activity and learning. 

8.2 Approval

Approval for Routine and Expected Visits is the responsibility of the Head of Establishment.

8.3 Visit Plans

There should be a collaborative approach within establishments to develop Visit Plans for the range of venues likely to be used on a regular basis.

8.4 Risk Assessment

Heads of Establishment should work with staff to develop risk assessments for the range of venues likely to be used on a regular basis. 

8.5 Information for Parents / Parental Consent

When children join an establishment or group, parents should be informed about the range of activities that are part of the programme or curriculum.

8.6 First Aid

Heads of Establishment should work with staff to agree the level of first aid provision that is required for a Routine and Expected Visit.

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The content of this guidance is in line with advice from the Health and Safety Executive and has been developed in partnership with Education Scotland.