This document is written to comply with health and safety at work law. As an employer, Lancashire County Council has a statutory responsibility for health and safety. Employees also have responsibilities. This document, and the accompanying forms and appendices, sets out the County Council’s safety policy for off-site educational visits and adventurous outdoor activities, and the arrangements for the implementation of the policy. Evidence shows that educational/off site visits provide opportunities and benefits that are rarely realised in other educational contexts or settings. The County Council is committed to supporting all user groups to achieve a rich and broad offer. Our vision is for all young people to enjoy appropriately planned off site visits and the life changing experiences they provide. The impact is generally greater when visit experiences are fully integrated with a school’s curriculum/planning and ethos. The overwhelming evidence outlines numerous positive impacts educational visits can have on learning, behaviours, attitudes and personal development.
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