Safeguarding compliance should not be for compliance’s sake; the policies and tools, processes and procedures, and culture and values must truly sit at the heart of the organisation, and can make a real difference to children’s learning, lives and wellbeing.
Underpinning policies, tools, processes and procedures must be robust, dynamic, and continuously improving. Similarly, organisational values must be effective, meaningful, and fit for purpose. A strong culture and awareness of the importance of safeguarding by staff and leadership can help to drive this determination and commitment to improvement.
The components highlighted in the operating model above are closely linked and interdependent; therefore, a weakness in one component can expose organisations and (more importantly) pupils to risk.
All TPs are different and cater to different types of pupils who may have different needs. So while all TPs must be compliant with statutory guidance, given the diversity between TPs an organisation’s safeguarding strategy is most effective when it is designed specifically around their pupils’ needs.
A strong safeguarding approach can make a real difference to children’s learning, wellbeing, and lives. As stated in KCSiE, “everyone who comes into contact with [children] has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action. It is “everyone’s responsibility”.
References and Further Reading
• National Tutoring Programme Framework Criteria for Tuition Partners – This document from Tribal breaks down the three elements (Organisation, Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment, and Quality of Provision) into different criteria.
• National Tutoring Programme Quality Assurance Guidance Handbook – This document from Tribal provides the key information required for your organisation to meet the quality assurance requirements for the academic year 22-23.
• NSPCC – Safeguarding and Child Protection – This link provides a helpful overview of safeguarding children and has access to additional resources and guidance.
• Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 – This is statutory guidance from the Department of Education that all people working with children should be familiar with.
• NSPCC - A Summary of Changes Introduced by Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 – This document provides a summary of recent changes to the KCSiE (2022).
• Safeguarding Company - KCSIE 2022: Changes and updates to the guidance – This document provides a helpful summary of all the recent changes to the KCSiE.
• High Speed Training Podcast – Updates for Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2022 – This podcast discusses all the recent changes to the KCSiE.
• Safeguarding Webinar – This is a recording of the NTP QA professional development session – on safeguarding hosted by Tribal in October 2022.
For additional safeguarding references, see Appendix 1.
Appendix 1: Links to useful documents
Newsletters from Tribal, possibly interweave content (e.g., video webinars on different safeguarding topics like recruitment) from them into blogs:
Tribal Key Documents
Framework Criteria for Tuition Partners
Framework Template for Tuition Partners
Quality Assurance Guidance Handbook
Key Government Policy Documents
National Tutoring Programme: Guidance for Schools, 2022-2023 (Safeguarding)
Keeping Children Safe in Education (2022)
The Prevent Duty: for Schools and Childcare Providers
Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018)
What to do if you are worried that a child is being abused (2015)
3rd of October 2022
31st of October 2022
14th of November 2022
28th of November 2022
Introductory Webinars: Questions and Answers
Introductory Webinar (September 2022)
Safer Recruitment Webinar
Tribal Safer Recruitment and Safeguarding Templates and Information
Safer Recruitment Excel Template
Template Letter of Assurance
Safer Recruitment PDF
EEF – Effective Tutoring Toolkits for School Leaders
NSPCC – Safeguarding and Child Protection
NSPCC - A Summary of Changes Introduced by Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022
Safeguarding Company - KCSIE 2022: Changes and updates to the guidance
High Speed Training Podcast – Updates for Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2022