Child safeguarding

SAFE CIC logoThe Out of School Alliance has teamed up with SAFE, a community interest company which specialises in providing training, support and guidance on child safeguarding issues, to offer our members significant discounts on SAFE services.

SAFE offers online child safeguarding training courses, DBS checks, up to the minute child safeguarding information and a full range of policy, advice and consultancy services.

Through membership of SAFE, you can access their Child Support Package including online guidance templates for policies and procedures, a review of your current safeguarding arrangements by a child safeguarding expert, email and 'phone support during business hours on any child safeguarding issues that may arise and regular bulletins on safeguarding issues. Once your safeguarding arrangements meet their standards you can also use the SAFE logos within your publicity.

SAFE also provides online training courses in child safeguarding:

  • Standard Child Safeguarding
    A comprehensive child safeguarding training course specifically designed for anyone who comes into contact with children, young people and families. It is compliant with Ofsted's requirements and with the requirements of your local Safeguarding Children Partnership.
  • Leading On Child safeguarding
    A child safeguarding training course specifically developed for the designated child safeguarding lead and deputy. It is compliant with the latest legislation, government guidance and includes links to your local Safeguarding Children Partnership.

For more information visit the SAFE website at www.safecic.co.uk

Discounts for OOSA members

A year's subscription to SAFE costs just £50 for not-for-profit organisations. The fee for commercial organisations is usually £120.00 per year ut OOSA members can purchase a commercial membership for just £49.40, saving £70.60.

The online training courses usually cost £27.99 each, but OOSA members can purchase an online course for just £21.60, saving £6.39. Bulk buying discounts also apply.

How to claim your member discount

To obtain your discount on SAFE membership or on SAFE online training courses, when you register on their website:

  1. Enter '1' as the 'number of sites' (even if you have more than that)
  2. Choose 'small commercial' as the type of your organisation
  3. Enter your OOSA members' discount code in the 'Promotion code' box. (You can find the discount code listed here.)

When you go to pay for your purchase the appropriate discount will then be applied to your order.

If you are a member of the Out of School Alliance and have not yet received the OOSA discount code, please contact us on info@oosa.co.uk and we will email it over to you.