Off-Site Visits (EVOLVE) Guidance & Resources

East Lothian Council Guidance & Resources

National Guidance & Resources


East Lothian Council Guidance

EVOLVE – trip planning and approval system – here

ELC Guidelines ‘Safety & Good Practice in Managing Off-Site Visitshere

Sample Letter to Parents – here

Sample Bikeability Letter to Parents – here

ELC – Photo/Video Consent Form (11 yrs and younger) – here

ELC – Photo/Video Consent Form (12 yrs and older) – here

Parental Consent Form – here

Equality Act and school trips, updated April 2014 – here

Home Stay Guidance – here

Transport Guidance – here

Activity Provider Form – here

ELC Employers Liability Insurance (19/20) – Certificate

ELC Public Liability Insurance (19/20) – Letter

Generic Risk Assessments

TEMPLATE to edit for Site/ Group/ Activity Specific Risk Assessments – here


National Guidance

‘Going Out There’ Scottish Framework for Safe Practice in Off-Site Visits –  link

Travel Health Guidance for Schools – link

Learning For Sustainability – link

Managing Risk in Outdoor Learning – link

Busting Health & Safety Myths – link

Support For Professional Development in Outdoor Learning – link

Early Years – My World Outdoors – Care Inspectorate Guidance

Early Years – Out to Play – Scottish Government / Care Inspectorate & Inspiring Scotland Guidance. Practical guidance for creating outdoor play experiences in early learning and childcare

Scottish Curriculum Key Documents

SCOTLAND’S CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE Putting learners at the heart of education – here

The National Standard for Early Learning and Childcare