8.5 Information for Parents / Parental Consent

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When children join an establishment or group, parents should be informed about the range of activities that are part of the programme or curriculum. Parents should be advised that they will be informed about the general plans for Routine and Expected Visits, but that they will not necessarily be told every time their child goes off-site. Establishments should explain this to parents as part of the induction in to the establishment.

Participants and parents should be informed about the need for adequate outdoor clothing and footwear to be available throughout the year to enable Routine and Expected Visits to become a normal part of everyday experience.

Consent for Routine and Expected Visits should be gained at induction or on an annual basis.

If a visit requires any specific arrangements then parents should be informed.

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