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Trips & Visits Information

The health and safety of everyone who comes to the Centre is something we take very seriously. We want to reassure you that everything we do is carefully considered, balancing the benefit of an activity against the risk. We are here to support you through the planning process in order that you have a really successful visit to us. At some stage in the planning you will be asked about the Centre’s risk assessments. At this stage all you need to produce is our Risk Assessment Statement. This document details how we manage risk during all phases of a stay with us, what licences and certificates we hold, together with which authorities give us permission to operate. It also includes our insurance arrangements. More information on our safety systems can be found here.

The huge benefits to children from participation in well organised, high quality outdoor learning experiences are recognised by a wide range of agencies. The government is keen to encourage this area of education, as evidenced by the statement on the Department for Education website. The Health and Safety Executive also make it clear that they support this area of education, see their website.

For really useful practical advice on organising successful outdoor learning experiences a great place to start is the guidance produced by the Outdoor Education Advisors Panel. Their National Guidance sets out the roles and responsibilities of each different person in the chain and gives really practical help about how to fulfill those obligations.

In Salford City Council the person who will support a school or Children’s Services group through the process of organising a trip to Lledr Hall is the Trips and Visits Coordinator. His name is Simon Willis, simon.willis@salford.gov.uk. Simon is very familiar with the Centre and all the activities we do here, together with an in-depth knowledge of all the legislation surrounding out of school visits. He is only too happy to help make out of school learning happen. Trips to Lledr Hall by groups from Salford establishments have to register their visit using the ‘Evolve’ software, accessible by clicking here.

There are a number of publications and documents openly available that evidence the real difference the out of school learning experience provided by Lledr Hall can make to young people. We have listed a selection of these below:

Risk Assessment Statement


 
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