Large numbers of children in Hackney attend UES and are outside the line of sight of safeguarding professionals. There is no direct mechanism to ensure that the premises within which children congregate in these settings are safe and that practice meets established minimum standards for safeguarding. The Hackney Operational Protocol sets out a multi-agency approach to make the children who attend UES safer. Stage 1 of the protocol details the actions to be taken when potential UES are identified. Stage 2 deals with the multi-agency response when safeguarding concerns are raised about UES.
Unregistered Educational Settings
Unregistered Educational Settings (UES) provide ‘full-time’ education to children of compulsory school age, but teach a curriculum that is too narrow for the setting to constitute a ‘school’. The consequence is that they cannot be registered (or regulated) and this is a significant concern for the CHSCP.
Head of Wellbeing & Education Safeguarding
1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ