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Responsibilities for providers

The Children’s Act 2004 places a duty on organisations to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of children, as well as ensuring that all adults who work with children and young people are safe to do so.  As Out of Schools Settings includes a wide range of activities and ages the arrangements for keeping children and young people safe will vary. As a minimum standard Out of School Settings should have:

  • A safeguarding policy (including online and digital safety)
  • Health and safety procedures including insurances and fire safety
  • DBS checks for staff and volunteers
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance
  • A complaints procedure