HAVE YOUR SAY- Invitation to Respond to Consultation
Dear MWNUK Supporter
On the 26th November 2015, the Government Department of
Education launched a consultation about introducing a new system for registering
and inspecting out-of-school education settings that provide intensive
tuition, training or instruction to children. This applies to any
institution providing tuition, training or instruction to children aged under
19 in England that is not a school, college, 16-19 academy or registered
childcare provider. For example, it would apply to religious
institutions, hiring out of premises or using homes to teach significant
numbers of children for core curriculum subjects or religious studies.
The purpose of the new system is to enable action to
be taken where settings are failing to safeguard and promote the welfare of
children, which includes failing to protect them from physical and emotional
harm including extremism. Key features would include:
A requirement on
settings to register, so that there is transparency about where settings
A power for a body to inspect
settings to ensure that children are being properly safeguarded; and
A power to impose sanctions
where settings are failing to safeguard and promote the welfare of
children, which could include barring individuals from working with children
and the closure of premises.
Further details about
the consultation can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/480133/out_of_school_education_settings_call_for_evidence.pdf
We would like your views
on the following:
1. Do you agree with the
new proposed measures and why you agree?
2. Do you have any
concerns about that proposed measures and what are they?
3. Do you have any
recommendations you would like to make and case studies you would like to share
4. Out of school
educational settings vary in terms of size (e.g. Numbers taught, number of
hours taught and locations) - can you provide different examples to highlight
the diversity of these settings and what the threshold criteria should be for
inclusion for registering and inspection.
5. Do you currently have
confidence in the voluntary safeguarding practices followed by some of these
out of school educational settings?
Please respond with your
views by 6th January 2016 so
we are able to respond to the consultation by closing date of 11th January
You can email your responses directly to Faeeza@mwnuk.co.uk