The health and safety of all children taking part in Forest School is central to the whole programme.
Forest School leaders are fully trained in risk assessment and emergency outdoor first aid.
Burlish Park Forest School has:
a Forest School handbook
risk assessments for each activity,
a seasonal and daily site risk assessment,
an emergency evacuation policy,
trained Forest School leaders,
DBS checked adult helpers,
First aid and emergency equipment available at all sessions.
Activities are only introduced when the children are ready and rules and boundaries are fully established. Full training in tool use and fire lighting is provided for the children, and they are always supervised with a fully trained Forest School leader. In this way the children are encouraged and supported in learning to recognise and manage risk for themselves, a very important life skill that they can take with them into adulthood.
If you have any worries or concerns about Forest School please contact Mrs Lynda Williams.