Operational procedure for outings

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Outings or trips that take place during The Playbox session are always carefully planned and the safety of the children is paramount.

The Playbox will ensure that:

  • On outings or trips the adult to child ratio will be at least 1:2
  • If a small group goes out, there will be sufficient adults to maintain appropriate ratios for staff and children remaining on the premises
  • Parents will be provided with details of outing at an earlier date
  • Prior written parental permission will be obtained
  • Only reputable transport companies will be used
  • Maximum seating will not be exceeded on coaches/buses
  • Only coaches/buses fitted with seat belts will be hired
  • A prior visit will take place to assess any potential risk en-route or at the venue
  • Essential records, such as contact details for staff and children, will be taken
  • First aid, spare clothing, plastic bag etc will always be available
  • All adults and children will be covered by our insurance company
  • Staff will always have access to a mobile phone and will have completed a risk assessment to ensure access to a phone signal.
  • Parents and helpers will be given details and information prior to the trip to ensure events run smoothly.

This policy was reviewed & updated at a meeting of The Playbox committee held on 22nd  March 2023

Signed Chairperson:   Jane Sharp

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