Keeping children safe in out-of-school settings: code of practice
The Department for Education (DfE) has published a voluntary code of safeguarding practice for keep children safe during community activities.
The voluntary code can be accessed from:
Along with the Code of Practice, DfE has also published guidance for parents and carers choose a safe OOSS for their children. Parents guidance available here: Keeping children safe in out-of-school settings – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
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
- music lessons
- sports training
- other activities for children that take place without their parents’ or carers’ supervision, that are not a:
- 16 to 19 college
- provider caring for children under 8 years old registered with Ofsted or a childminder agency
The NYSCP has also produced a guide for parents and carers for Private Tutors, Coaches and Clubs. This can be accessed from: