What are the legal safeguarding requirements for out-of-school setting or a supplementary school?
They are the same as for any community or voluntary organisation working with children and young people. Provision must be safe and non-discriminatory, and in line with Working together to safeguard children and Section 11 requirements as set out in the Children Act 2004.
Other requirements depend on factors such as whether you employ staff, own your premises, charge fees, etc.
NRCSE is here to help you. We offer a three-day course (can be run over a term including weekends) to groups/partnerships to support good management and effective governance.
To demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your provision, you can self-assess your supplementary school here and register for an NRCSE Quality Mark. For further information about how NRCSE can help you improve and prove the quality of your provision, download our Management file extra guidance for self assessment document.
Find out about best practice to keep all children safe in your area from your local Safeguarding Partnership (previously local safeguarding children board). Visit the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) website for lots of guidance for community, voluntary and faith sector organisations.
For supplementary schools that want refresher training on safeguarding procedures and practice we offer a one-day training course tailored to your local Safeguarding Partnership requirements. Helping you to meet the local authority’s Section 11 requirements. Download an example course outline here. Get in touch to discuss your needs.