4.4h Using External Providers and Facilities

When planning an off-site visit, you should thoroughly research the suitability of the venue and check that facilities and third party provision will meet your group’s needs and expectations.  This is an essential element of risk-benefit management and is critical in deciding how you will supervise the young people effectively.

Providers’ risk assessments are likely to be technical documents and mean little to a Visit Leader.   Information is better gained through a pre-visit or through dialogue with the provider.

The easiest way to check that the quality and safety of most providers has been externally accredited is to look for the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge.

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