Using after-school clubs, tuition and community activities

A parent and carer’s guide on the safeguarding arrangements you should expect from activity clubs, tutors and coaches.

Applies to England



This guidance is for parents and carers. It explains what school and activities clubs, tutors and coaches should be doing to provide a safe environment for the children that attend their setting. This includes:

  • 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 and coaching

These are sometimes referred to as out-of-school settings.

Download a leaflet on choosing safe out-of-school settings.

Updates to this page

Published 21 October 2020
Last updated 19 September 2023 + show all updates
  1. We have updated the guidance on using after-school clubs, tuition and community activities to align with the ‘After-school clubs, community activities and tuition: safeguarding guidance for providers’, and in response to findings from the out-of-school settings multi-agency pilot scheme.

  2. Updated to remove guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19).

  3. Added translations for Gujarati and Punjabi.

  4. Added translations of the English language content to the page.

  5. First published.

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