The Department for Education (DfE) has published 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 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

Read full DfE guidance on their website.