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Voluntary Code of Safeguarding Practice for Out-of-School Settings

Date: Tuesday, 31st May 2022 | Category: General

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a voluntary code of safeguarding practice for out-of-school settings (OOSS). The non-statutory code of practice is intended to support providers of OOSS. It covers advice on what policies and procedures providers should have in place for health and safety, safeguarding and child protection, staff suitability, and governance. The local authority would expect you to comply with best practice to keep Greenwich children safe. The guidance for parents and carers is intended to help parents choose a safer setting for their child.

The guidance covers:
· community activities
· after-school clubs
· supplementary schools
· tuition
· music lessons
· sports training
· other activities for children that take place without their parents’ or carers’ supervision, that are not a:
· school
· college
· 16 to 19 college
· provider caring for children under 8 years old registered with Ofsted or a childminder agency

Providers please click here.

Parents and carers please click here.