How Can Outdoor Learning Contribute to Mental Health?

Frequently Asked Questions

We have created a new document 6v FAQs: Mental Health, which considers how outdoor learning can contribute to mental health and refers to the growing body of evidence that well-managed outdoor learning and adventure activities can be powerful ways of helping children and young people to develop their emotional and psychological wellbeing, mental resilience and happiness.

You can download the new FAQ here.

 

Coronavirus (Covid-19) new guidance

Frequently Asked Questions Good practice Planning and Preparation

As more information has become available about the implications for educational visits of Coronavirus (Covid-19), we have now turned our original FAQ – 6t FAQ: Coronavirus – into a new guidance document 4.4k Coronavirus.

The new document provides links to Government guidance, sources of information about the options for continuing outdoor learning, and some advice on how to plan and manage local activities if you decide to do so.  It also discusses planning visits for the future.

You can download the new guidance document here.

 

 

 

Revisions to National Guidance Documents

Frequently Asked Questions Legal Framework Legal Framework and Employer Systems Planning and Preparation Specialist activities and visits

Since the 30th May 2019 we have made the following changes:

Minor amendments:
 |  8b English Homestay Information Form (PDF Version)
 |  8a English Homestay Information Form (Microsoft Word Version)
 |  6c FAQs: Duty of care when working with providers
 |  3.2d Approval of Leaders
Role: evc, head/manager, Outdoor Education Adviser, visit leader
 |  3.2i Contracts and Waivers
Role: evc, head/manager, Outdoor Education Adviser, visit leader
 |  4.3d Parental Consent
Role: evc, head/manager, Outdoor Education Adviser, parents, visit leader
 |  4.4j Participant Information and Data Protection
Role: evc, head/manager, Outdoor Education Adviser, parents, visit leader
 |  8q Provider Statement - Word Version
 |  8p Provider Statement
 |  3.2a Underpinning Legal Framework and Duty of Care
Role: employer, evc, governors, head/manager, LA Officer, Outdoor Education Adviser
 |  6q FAQs: Staff Supervising Mixed-Sex Groups
 |  7j Weather and Group Safety

Revised documents:
 |  1b Foundations
Role: assistant leader, employer, essential, evc, governors, head/manager, LA Officer, Outdoor Education Adviser, parents, visit leader
 |  7b Duke of Edinburgh's Award expeditions
 |  3.2d Approval of Leaders
Role: evc, head/manager, Outdoor Education Adviser, visit leader
 |  3.3e Checklist - Visit Leader
Role: visit leader
 |  4.4d Medication
Role: evc, head/manager, Outdoor Education Adviser, visit leader
 |  5.1c Self evaluation and the Ofsted framework
Role: evc, head/manager

New documents:
 |  6s FAQs: Events Organised by Parents

Deleted documents:
5.3a Writing policies to reduce bureaucracy for routine off-site activities and visits

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