The Department for Education (DfE) is publishing a voluntary code of safeguarding practice for out-of-school settings (OOSS).
The non-statutory code of practice is intended to support providers of OOSS. It covers advice on what policies and procedures providers should have in place for health and safety, safeguarding and child protection, staff suitability, and governance.
The guidance for parents and carers is intended to help parents choose a safer setting for their child.
The guidance covers:
other activities for children that take place without their parents’ or carers’ supervision, that are not a:
16 to 19 college
provider caring for children under 8 years old registered with Ofsted or a childminder agency