Child protection on school trips

Questions are being asked about the supervision of a group of school children aged 8-9 who, on returning from the trip, alerted parents to the fact that they had, allegedly, been left unsupervised whilst teaching staff drank in a nearby pub and had been able to access Freeview adult channels on the hotel television network.

The school had last been inspected in March 2009 at which time it was given a “good” status. Since the alleged incident, four governors are reported to have stepped down and one who is still in place has reportedly said that he did not believe child protection measures at the school to have ben rigorous enough.

There are strict rules applying to the supervision of children whilst on school trips. To learn more about child protection, take a look at our online child protection training courses.