Educational Visits

Our Educational Visits team can support your school in providing a safe environment for children to learn outside of the classroom, one which meets national health and safety standards.

We offer guidance on the effective management of outdoor learning, off-site visits and learning outside of the classroom. Our proven framework ensures that you meet all statutory health & safety responsibilities while observing duty of care requirements.

We ensure that all visits are recorded, monitored and approved online by your school’s Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) or Headteacher. Higher-risk visits may be approved by the local authority (LA) Educational Visits Adviser.

Key features and benefits


Web-based educational visits system




Provider and visit monitoring


Secure document storage


Online resources and CPD programme


Evidence responsibility for health and safety and duty of care reporting

School visit health and safety

Responsibility for health, safety and welfare

Legal duty of employers under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and associated regulations: Employers must ensure that employees are provided with appropriate guidance, training, and access to further competent advice.

The employer retains overall responsibility for health, safety and welfare. The Local Authority (LA) is the employer in LA maintained schools (community and VC), Statutory Youth Service, Looked After Children and other LA services or settings. The governing body, trustees, and owners are the employer at foundation, VA, academies, and free and independent schools.

Employers have overall responsibility but will delegate most visit approval to Headteachers, as they know the visit leaders and young people. The educational visits support service helps schools to ensure these responsibilities are met, staff are trained and competencies are developed and recorded.

Contact us to find out how we can help you to provide a safe learning environment outside of the classroom.

Catalyst Risk


Our experts will help you navigate, understand and manage risk, compliance and assurance in your school or trust. We have all the training, guidance and policy advice you will ever need, all backed up by our experts’ deep understanding and experience. Allowing you to focus elsewhere.

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