NEU help and advice pages comprise FAQs and other guidance which address common employment workplace issues and are entirely problem focused. These documents, along with our current top 5 FAQs posed by members, represent the quickest way to get support if you need it.

Other ways to get help

Your first point of contact is your workplace reps - they are best placed to discuss your next steps to dealing with your issue. If you don't know who that is, contact your branch for assistance. Find the contact details here.

You also contact the Employment AdviceLine - however, please be advised that this national service deals with a very high volume of emails and calls and your waiting time for a response may be long.

If you can't find the answer to your question below, speaking to your rep or branch secretary will be the quickest way to answer your query.


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  • Advice on the main health, safety, welfare and legal factors surrounding animals in schools.

  • Educational visits can be of substantial benefit to the education and development of pupils.

  • guidance on the pay and conditions implications of teachers’ participation in out-of-school-hours learning activities.
  • This page outlines the key legal requirements for drivers and operators of school minibuses and describes the support school staff should be given before they agree to drive a school minibus.

  • Advice about health and safety on school trips, including legal rights and obligations.

  • Information for school staff who transport children in their own car on the law and regulations regarding child car seats and seatbelts.
  • Advice for teachers and school staff who teach swimming or supervise swimming, including qualifications, training and safety.
  • Advice for trainee members on the additional work outside the classroom you may be involved in.