3.4n Guidance for Parents

The term parent(s) is used throughout National Guidance to refer to those parents, legal guardians or others who have parental responsibility for a visit participant.

Schools are not required to obtain parental consent for activities or visits that take place wholly in normal school hours, unless the child is of nursery-age. However, where such activities will take place beyond the school gate, it would be a reasonable expectation that parents are informed of such activities – this might be through a school prospectus, a newsletter or general information letter.

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