Going Out There

Going Out There - Scottish Framework for Safe Practice in Off-site Visits

This framework has been developed in partnership by the Scottish Government, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education (SAPOE), Education Scotland and the Association of Directors of Education, with input from other partners including voluntary organisations and providers.

Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education (SAPOE)

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SAPOE has a representative from every Local Authority and the Scottish Government have given SAPOE the responsibility for maintaining and implementing the ‘Going Out There’ guidance. For more information about the work of SAPOE, please visit the SAPOE website.

Using this website

You can search for the information you need by viewing the Contents page, by selecting the information relevant to your role or you can select the type of visit you are organising.

How will this apply in my Local Authority?

‘Going Out There’ has been adopted by a number of Local Authorities in Scotland. To find out more about the system in your Local Authority, please contact your SAPOE representative.  

Partners

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The content of this guidance is in line with advice from the Health and Safety Executive and has been developed in partnership with Education Scotland.