Ratios and effective supervision

Ratios and effective supervision

Essential Good practice

Best practice update staff / pupil ratios

Activity and Visit Leaders must ensure that young people are supervised in accordance with the principles of “Effective Supervision”.

  • They must therefore take account of:
  • The nature of the activity (including its duration).
  • The location and environment in which the activity is to take place.
  • The age and gender (including developmental age) of the young people to be supervised.
  • The ability of the young people (including their behavioural, medical, emotional and educational needs).
  • Staff competence.

National Guidance document reference: 4.3b

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