The Visit Emergency Support Network

VESN outdoor education advisers
The Visit Emergency Support Network

A new service to schools as part of the existing service by outdoor education advisers.

An emergency on a school visit can happen at any time and school leaders need access to swift and timely advice

School visit emergencies

Essential advice and support from outdoor education advisers – a service that all VESN members are all fully committed to.

A new service

VESN members support school leaders by giving advice and support to Heads and SLT members.

Help is at hand

Support can be provided over the phone, or with the adviser arriving on site offering direct advice and support to the school.

Please note that VESN network services are only available to schools working with the following advisers:-

  • Stephen Brown – Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Mike Fawcett – Schools in Northamptonshire
  • Ian Roberts – Academies in Bedford Borough
  • Martin Smith – Greenwood Academies Trust
  • Neil Wilson – Schools in Warwickshire / Midlands.

VESN blog

Articles about outdoor education visits, support and compliance.

Links to further information, advice and helpful downloads.

Supervision of groups on a visit

Younger children – direct supervision or not? An interesting question has arisen – should younger children always be directly supervised when out on a visit? For older pupils and those engaged in a focused project such as the expedition section of the Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award then indirect supervision is part of the requirements. To … Read more

Preparing an emergency strategy

With a school visit emergency, all you will have is a phone in your hand with probably a member of staff…

School visits – plan for emergencies

How well are you prepared for off site visit emergencies?