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When you see the School Travel Forum logo you can have confidence that your school or youth group travel operator has passed a detailed and independent audit of their safety management processes and the quality of the educational experience. 


Demystifying Risk Assessments

A guide to effective riskmanagement on educational visits 

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Safety Management 

STF Members are committed to facilitating and promoting a positive health and safety culture throughout their own, their clients’ and their suppliers’ organisations worldwide . As well as meeting the requirements of the LOtC Quality Badge, our members are audited each year by independent experts to support them to deliver our safety management standards, financial protection requirements and fair-trading policies.

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ABTA OR ABTOT Membership

Booking with a School Travel Forum member and you can be safe in the knowledge that you've booked with a reputable company.

We require our members to Hold a principal (tour operator) ABTA membership and /or an ABTOT membership

too, this ensures your trip or tour is financially protected, giving you complete confidence.


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LOtC Quality Badge

The Department for Education advises that when organising off-site educational visits, a school should use a provider that holds the LOtC Quality Badge. This is the only accreditation that covers safety management and the quality of learning provided.


Achieving the LOtC Quality Badge is an essential requirement for School Travel Forum membership.


Further support

The Outdoor Education Advisers' Panel has a wealth of advice and guidance on planning an overseas school trip including how to make the case for such experiences. 

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