Outings Policy

At The Man In The Moon, children benefit from being taken on outings to go on visits or trips to local parks, theatres or other suitable venues for activities which enhance their learning experiences.

 

Crew members ensure that there are procedures to keep children safe on outings; all crew members and volunteers are aware of and follow the procedures below.

For each individual outing, parents/carers are also asked to complete an Outings Permission form.

This general consent details the venues used for daily activities.

 

There is a risk assessment for each venue carried out, which is reviewed regularly.

A risk assessment is carried out before an outing takes place.

All venue risk assessments are made available for parents to see.

Our crew member:child ratio works to government guidelines depending on their age, sensibility and type of venue as well as how it is to be reached.

Named children are assigned to individual crew members to ensure each child is individually supervised, to ensure no child goes astray, and that there is no unauthorised access to children.

Outings are recorded in an outings risk assessment kept in the setting stating:

  • The date and time of the outing.

  • The venue and mode of transport.

  • Names of staff assigned to named children.

  • Time of return.

Crew members take a mobile phone on outings, and a mini first aid kit, snacks and water. The amount of equipment will vary and be consistent with the venue and the number of children as well as how long they will be out for.

Crew members take a list of children with them with contact numbers of parents/carers.

Records are kept of the vehicles used to transport children, with named drivers and appropriate insurance cover.

Other methods of transport may be used i.e. coach, public transport

​Adopted: 29 June 2022

Review Period: 24 months​