Guidance for parents and carers on safeguarding children in out-of-school settings

Questions for parents and carers to ask to help them choose out-of-school settings for their children.

Applies to England



The guidance is intended to help parents and carers choose a safer out-of-school setting for their child.

The guidance covers:

  • community activities
  • after-school clubs
  • supplementary schools
  • tuition
  • music lessons
  • sports training
  • other activities for children that take place without their parents’ or carers’ supervision, that are not a:

    • school
    • college
    • 16 to 19 college
    • provider caring for children under 8 years old registered with Ofsted or a childminder agency
Published 21 October 2020
Last updated 4 April 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated to remove guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19).

  2. Added translations for Gujarati and Punjabi.

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

  4. First published.