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Forest School Insurance FAQs

Why do I need forest school insurance?

The natural setting of forest schools brings with it a unique set of risks and liabilities. Whether a trip during a nature walk or an unexpected environmental hazard, having the right forest school insurance cover in place is crucial. Our experience providing tailored forest school insurance has shown us the vital role of comprehensive liability coverage in protecting the staff and the children under their care.

Insurance for a forest school is important as it can protect forest schools and instructors from injury to pupils, members of the public and employees, accusations of negligence or breaches of regulations, loss or damage to equipment and property as well as a range of other scenarios.

What insurance do I need to run a Forest School?

The Forest School Association states, “It is a legal requirement that Level 3 Forest School Leaders have adequate Public Liability Insurance in place when running Forest School Programmes. It is up to the Forest School Leader to ensure they are adequately covered.”

Public Liability should defend you if someone is injured or their property is damaged. Employers Liability will defend claims if an employee or volunteer is injured. You can also insure against theft or damage to your property and equipment, accusations of negligence, cyber incidents, personal accidents, and a range of other scenarios. If you would like advice on what insurance you do and do not need please get in touch.

How much does Forest School insurance cost per year?

Forest schools are all different so the cost of your insurance will depend upon the activities you undertake, the scale of your organisation, and the cover you require. If you would like a quote get in touch and we would be pleased to help you.

Insurance for forest school activities

We can insure most activities as long as they are conducted sensibly. We will be interested in supervision ratios, experience, activities at height, fire lighting and activities involving knives and other circumstances that could increase or decrease risk. If you would like to discuss specific activities or how to minimise risk please get in touch.

How to get a quote for forest school insurance

Mann Broadbent has been insuring the leisure sector for over 60 years and insure forest schools across the UK. If you would like a quote or have any questions, please give our team a call on 01905 612336 or email us here

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What insurance do I need to consider?

Every club, organisation, and race is unique, so no ‘one size fits all’ insurance plan or solution exists. Aside from forest school insurance, there are some other recommended insurance options for your club, such as:

Public Liability

To cover the insured’s legal liability to compensate others for personal injury or damage to their property. Find out more

Personal Accident

Cover that pays a benefit in the event of an insured person’s death, injury or illness. Find out more

Cyber Insurance

Protect your systems, membership details and customer data against cyber threats and breaches. Find out more

Legal Expenses

Provides legal services and covers costs to defend or pursue certain legal actions. Find out more

Kit & equipment

A specialist kit and equipment insurance designed for the sports, dance and leisure industry. Find out more

Employers Liability

Cover should an employee suffer a work-related injury or disease, whether full time, part time or volunteer. Find out more

Event Cancellation

Compensate for any financial loss following cancellation, disruption, postponement or relocation. Find out more

Sports travel insurance

Cover for sports individuals including whilst competing with option to cover winter sports. Find out more

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