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Management of Visit Emergencies (MoVE)
- Lessons learned dealing with real incidents show that the pressures put on Emergency Contacts can be extreme and the burden is less if staff have been appropriately trained
Everyone who may have a role to play in dealing with a visit emergency should be trained and know what to expect of themselves and others - you will require good teamwork. Some of the requirements are counter-intuitive and will only work if there is a robust training regime. A robust and efficient response requires ALL members of the team managing the situation to be competent and current.
- Provide training to meet the needs of staff who may have to manage visit emergencies
- Provide ideas and materials that will help establishments improve and develop their own emergency planning relating to visits
- Support the work of EVCs
- Improve awareness of national and local emergency policies and procedures
- Provide a framework for analysing and improving establishment procedures for dealing with visit emergencies
- Enable Emergency Contacts to provide better support to Visit Leaders in the event of a visit emergency
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David Scourfield (Educational Visits Adviser)
Dave has been Educational Visits Adviser in Rochdale for the past 13 years, and is currently also contracted to Bury Council, to provide advisory services for both. He has also delivered training across a number of neighbouring Local Authorities. Prior to that Dave was a teacher for 12 years and he has also worked in various outdoor centres instructing adventure activities. He has experience as a development tutor at a management training company in the North. Dave is committed to using the outdoors as an educational tool, using real experiences to develop understanding and learning.