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Keeping Children Safe in Clubs, Sports and Activities

New December 2018: The Department for Education is consulting about developing a voluntary safeguarding code of practice for out of school settings and guidance for parents/carers. To participate in the consultation please follow the link here.

Many children benefit from participation in a great range of clubs, sports and activities held out of school, in the evenings and weekends. Other children also access private tuition or lessons. All of these activities bring great benefits to children and young people but those providing activities must assure and demonstrate to parents that their children will be kept safe.

To help parent’s make an informed choice the safeguarding board has published a list of the ‘right questions’ for parents to ask providers before allowing their child to participate:

The questions are also available in a downloadable sheet for parents and carers here.

As part of a campaign to make parents and carers more aware of the potential dangers of enrolling their children in clubs and activities they perhaps know little about the safeguarding board has published a series of awareness raising posters which can be downloaded below:


With thanks to Rochdale Council and Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Board for supplying content from their ‘Safe After School’ campaign.