Local Authority Officer

Browse documents that set out the particular responsibilities of a Local Authority, as well as its responsibilities as an Employer. These documents are aimed at Directors of Children’s Services (and equivalent roles), Heads of Service, and local authority staff who have involvement with children and young people,  such as through social services, youth services, education services etc.

We have kept these documents to a minimum but you may still wish to familiarise yourself with other guidance on this site if your role regularly brings you into contact with children and young people.

You can keep up to date with changes to National Guidance by following the @theoeap twitter feed or liking the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel Facebook page.

Category 1 – Basic essentials

  •  |  1a Glossary and Definitions
    Role: assistant leader, employer, essential, evc, governors, head/manager, LA Officer, Outdoor Education Adviser, parents, visit leader
  •  |  1b Foundations
    Role: assistant leader, employer, essential, evc, governors, head/manager, LA Officer, Outdoor Education Adviser, parents, visit leader
  •  |  1c Status Remit and Rationale
    Role: assistant leader, employer, essential, evc, governors, head/manager, LA Officer, Outdoor Education Adviser, parents, visit leader

Category 2 – Making the case

Category 3 – Legal framework and employer systems

Category 4 – Good practice

Category 5 – Policies, planning and evaluation

Category 6 – Frequently asked questions