External Safety Support

Here you can learn more about what school trip organisation bodies are available to support the safety of school trips and access a range of support materials help you in planning your school trips safely.

Guidance can change so we do advise you to refer back to this area and the websites of these associations for the most up to date guidance and information.


  • School Travel Forum
  • Council for Learning Outside the Classroom
  • EVOLVE Advice
  • Outdoor Education Advisers' Panel

School Travel Forum

The School Travel Forum (STF) provide assurance to teachers on the standards of tour operators and offer a range of health & safety tools to help you in the planning of your educational trip.

CLOtC Helpful Resources

Next Generation Travel is a proud holder of the LOtC Quality Badge. The Department for Education recommends that when planning off-site educational visits and trips, schools use a provider that holds this award. It is also endorsed by the OEAP and most local authorities and Academy Trust's recognise this award in place of some or all of their provider checks - reducing paperwork and beauracracy for you.

The CLOtC offers a useful range of resources from their members to bring outdoor learning into schools. 


EVOLVE Advice is an educational visits advisory service providing support to schools on all matters related to educational visits, safety and compliance. They deliver high-quality training for EVCs and Visit Leaders, as well as webinars, resources and grants to support educational visits.

Outdoor Education Advisers' Panel (OEAP)

OEAP Useful guidance

The Outdoor Education Advisers' Panel (OEAP) produces national guidance relating to educational visits and outdoor learning. They have many useful good practice guides as well as information on 'making the case'.

Support and resources for planning your trip

We have been operating school tours for over 35 years so we know a thing or two about planning a school trip. One of the benefits of this is that we have an abundance of knowledge and supporting documents to share with you. In our resources area you will find everything you need for your school trip planning:

  • Frequently asked questions
  • Parent letters
  • Brochures
  • Insurance documents
  • Risk assessment documents
  • Planning tips
View All School Trip Resources

Featured Resource

A Guide To Risk Assessment

You need to know you can book with a tour operator who has everything covered for you.

This guide will assist you completing your own risk assessments covering areas such as:

  • What is a risk assessment
  • Event specific risk assessments
  • Emergency procedures
Find out more - download our guide

Your Safety

For more information on how we approach safety on school trips visit our FAQs

Safety and Support