Heads admit to lack of safety training for trip leaders

SIX out of 10 heads and governors in 100 state and private schools admitted that many teachers responsible for the health and safety of pupils, including on trips, have had no formal training. The same proportion told Hull University researchers that their health and safety policies were "not very workable". More than a third believed they would escape personal liability if anything went wrong. At least 10 children have died over the past three years on school trips.

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