#FaithinPartnership Week

11th – 15th September 2023

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Department for Education  – updated guidance on keeping children safe in out of school settings

The Department for Education has updated their guidance on safeguarding. This is non-statutory guidance for organisations or individuals who provide community activities, tuition or after-school clubs for children. ‘Children’ refers to individuals who have not yet reached their 18th birthday. These are also known as out-of-school settings (OOSS).

This guidance covers advice on what policies and procedures providers should have in place for:

  • health and safety
  • safeguarding and child protection
  • staff suitability
  • governance

It covers out-of-school settings such as:

  • community activities – for example, youth clubs
  • before- and after-school clubs
  • holiday clubs
  • supplementary schools – for example, language, cultural and religious
  • private tuition
  • music lessons
  • sports training

There are various resources to download, including safeguarding guidance for providers, a leaflet on keeping children safe in sports clubs, tuition and other extra-curricular activities and clubs and posters for your setting.

You can find all the information here.