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Basic Safeguarding Training for Keeping Children Safe during Community Activities, After School Clubs and Tuition

In October 2020 The Department for Education (DfE) published Keeping Children Safe during Community Activities, After School Clubs and Tuition this non-statutory guidance which aims to:

  • help providers of Out of School Settings (OOSS) understand best practice for creating a safe environment for children in their care
  • give parents and carers confidence that their child is in a safe activity or learning environment.
  • promote the message ‘Safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of children, is everyone’s responsibility’

“Safeguarding” is defined for the purposes of this guidance as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action if you identify children to be at risk of harm

The guidance is for organisations or individuals who provide community activities, tuition or after-school clubs for children, also known as out-of-school-settings (OOSS) providers, as well as their staff and volunteers.

  • Do you have a safeguarding and child protection policy?
  • Do you feel confident that you and your staff/volunteers know what to do if you are worried about a child?
  • Do you know how to report concerns you may have about a colleague?
  • Do you know what to do if a child make a disclosure to you or your staff?
  • Do children in your setting know who to talk to if they are worried about something or about someone?

Come to our FREE online training session to be informed and confident in your provision that children are kept safe in your setting. Ask us about the changes to policies and latest guidance on staff checks.

Please note that some of PSCP training is currently being delivered online via Zoom, which can be downloaded through the app store or accessed on the web at: https://zoom.us/. Once booked, you will receive the Zoom meeting details 48 hours before the course delivered to your registered email

  • Wednesday 15/09/2021 16:30-18:00
  • Friday 19/11/2021 11:00-12:30

To book, email pscptraining@portsmouthcc.gov.uk and provide the following information when booking:

  • Name
  • Organisation/setting
  • Email address