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Bed sharing and safeguarding issues

Discussion in 'School trips' started by vjbaldwin, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. vjbaldwin

    vjbaldwin New commenter

    Does anyone know of any guidance regarding bed sharing (double beds) in hotels on residential trips,please? I have been told it should not happen as it is a safeguarding issue.
  2. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    It should not happen. It is a safeguarding issue.
  3. vjbaldwin

    vjbaldwin New commenter

    Thank-you, that is what I have been advised. However, I am aware of a trip being planned in which a number of year 6 pupils are being asked to share bed. Their parents are being asked to consent to this. Does this make it acceptable under safeguarding?
  4. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    Is it different if they take sleeping bags, rather than sharing a duvet? That would make it little different to camping trips where their mats are right next to each other.
  5. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    They can consent to this. Their consent does not make it acceptable under safeguarding.

    Anticipate problems by booking single beds.
  6. sooooexcited

    sooooexcited Established commenter

    Single beds or sleeping bags on the floor. There is no 3rd option here.

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