Managing Young People on Away Trips - BOVEY CASTLE GC
The following provides good practice guidance for taking teams on an away fixture for a day
• appoint a team manager with clear roles and responsibilities
• appoint a designated safeguarding lead contact (not the team manager) who is
appropriately trained and competent for the role and responsibilities
• establish well in advance where the fixture is
• ensure you have sufficient staff to manage and look after the young people
• obtain written permission from the parents/carers or carers for participation,
transporting and supervising. An up to date photograph of each child must be
attached to the child's consent form (for use in the event of any child going missing)
• ensure that a welfare plan has been written and communicated to staff, participants
• ensure all staff responsible for the young people have been DBS checked to the
appropriate level and staff have had appropriate safeguarding training
• ensure that a risk assessment has been conducted
• ensure that there is a contact available e.g a staff member who is not travelling away,
who will act as the key contact point if required.
Whatever the accommodation, the team manager should ensure that the children are safe.
Discuss your code of conduct and discipline policy with the staff at the accommodation. All
children must know which rooms staff are in and how to contact them if required.
If rooms are equipped with satellite TV, inappropriate programmes may be available. It may
be possible to have these programmes disconnected.
If rooms have fridges, all alcohol must be removed.
Check the accommodation policy for extras on bills, breakages and lost keys. All
accommodation must be clean and with access to sufficient toilet and bathing facilities.