Out of School Settings - we need your help

Out of School Settings - we need your help

Elaine Morgan is working on behalf of  Waltham Forest Council as part of a small national pilot with the Department for Education (DfE)  linked to Out of School Settings (OOSS).   

An OOSS  is any institution providing tuition, training or instruction to children aged under 18 in England that is not a school, college, 16-19 academy, early years provider or registered childcare provider; and otherwise not regulated under education law.  This can include sports  and leisure clubs, tuition centres, uniformed clubs and faith-based settings. 

The pilot has responded to a public consultation recognising  it would be helpful  to gain a better national overview of the various types of OOSS and how they can be supported  with effective safeguarding arrangements and compliance with other relevant legislation such as health and safety, environmental health and planning regulations.  

The findings of the pilot will take into account if additional legislation is required to regulate OOSS and also what information can be made available to parents and carers in helping them make safe choices for out of school activities.  Elaine is very keen to have a conversation with any  OOSS in the voluntary or community sector to explore what safeguarding support may be helpful.   Elaine is equally  keen to be notified of any OOSS that you may be aware of so she can contact them to offer support as described above.  

Please contact on Elaine.Morgan@walthamforest.gov.uk or on 0208 496 4811