The Government have updated their guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Out-Of-School-Settings.
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
All children have the right to attend fun, safe activities; and whether you are a volunteer or a setting leader you have an important role to play in this.
Keep children in your setting safe by following the simple steps outlined in the updated Keeping Children Safe in Out-of-school Settings guidance.
Remember that everyone in the setting needs to work together to keep children safe, so make sure your policies and procedures are user-friendly and available to all staff and volunteers.