Expedition Staffing Guidance

The Dorset Council Policy of Safety and Guidance for Offsite Events and Adventurous Activities is here

The management of all DofE ventures must meet the recommendations of the SW Outdoor Education Advisers Panel

Staffing guidance documents for expeditions (relevant to terrain) are found here

Outdoor Learning is important to all young people.   

The OEAP support all staff in Children’s Services and schools taking young people outdoors to engage and enhance learning. It supports these aims by providing guidance contained in the OEAP National Guidance website.

OEAP members offer practical help, advice and support to staff taking children off site, to different environments including visits to local areas, museums, places of worship, visits abroad and adventure activities.

The OEAP is not just about climbing and canoeing. OEAP members work with schools, settings and services to ensure staff have access to high quality advice to enable visits and outdoor learning to take place.

The OEAP advisors for Dorset are:

  • Paul Burrows – 01929 552265 email: careyoec@dorsetcc.gov.uk
  • Steve Kibble – 07989 384870 email: steve.kibble@babcockinternational.com