safeguarding code of practice

Posted on: 21/10/2020 in Young H&F News
We recognise that out-of-school settings such as extra-curricular clubs, tuition centres and supplementary schools, play an important role in providing enriching activities for children that improve their wellbeing. We want all children to have the opportunity to attend these settings safely.

For this reason, DfE has published a new safeguarding code of practice that is intended to help providers of clubs, tuition and activities for children understand their safeguarding obligations, based on current legal requirements and what is considered to be good safeguarding practice.

We know that providers will want to ensure they are creating a safe environment for the children in their care, and so we are encouraging them to review the code to check that their setting meets the standards outlined in each of its four sections: Health and Safety, Child Protection and Safeguarding, Suitability of Staff and Volunteers, and Governance.

In addition, DfE has published guidance for parents and carers to help them choose a safe setting for their child. Providers should proactively speak to parents about safeguarding, and welcome any questions parents may have about their policies.

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