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.
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.
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.
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'.