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
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.