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Schools Emergency, Business Continuity and Recovery Plan

All schools are welcome to use the Schools’ Emergency, Business Continuity & Recovery Plan.

The plan contains advice and support to help schools respond to different types of emergency. You should personalise the plan for your school.

You can download the plan in Word and PDF formats on the following link:


Please email if you have any questions or feedback.

Training and engagement for schools

We deliver training and workshops providing an insight into emergency management and an opportunity to test the effectiveness of current plans.

Our training package can include:

  • Introduction to managing emergencies in schools
  • School specific scenario workshop
  • Debrief and recovery advice
  • Business continuity advice

Training and general advice is available upon request, free of charge, regardless of the status of the school.

Please email for more information.

School trips

Throughout the year schools, Duke of Edinburgh award groups, youth clubs and children's services provide children with visits to outdoor education centres, museums and various other venues.

Sandwell Council's Resilience Unit works with the Educational Visits Team to support the visits by making sure all the relevant details are recorded.

This ensures that in the event of an emergency we can facilitate and support the provision of this information to the emergency services and other council services as appropriate.

If your school needs support or advice in an emergency situation on a school trip:

  • Please call our Community Alarms service on 0121 569 6800 who will contact the Duty Emergency Planning Officer.