Information for staff and volunteers
Brent Council looks forward to hearing from you if you have an experience of an OOSS you would like to share or want to ask us a question or if you have any suggestions.
Suzie Yassin/ Patricia Sheldon
Out of School Settings Project Coordinator/ Administrator
020 8937 1452/ 020 8937 1686
"It is everyone's responsibility to protect children"
If you have any concerns about a child being harmed or at risk of harm please contact us.
Children and their parents may need urgent help. Please contact: Brent Family Front Door on: 020 8937 4300 (option 1)
If you are calling outside normal office hours (9am to 5pm) please call our emergency duty team on: 020 8863 5250.
Recommended actions for OOSS
Staff and volunteers
- Ensure DBS certificates are up to date and contact Brent Council for more support.
- Attend free safeguarding training delivered by Brent Safeguarding Partnerships. Relevant for all staff and volunteers. Access training delivered by Brent Safeguarding Partnerships.
- Sign up to training courses available through the Brent OOSS pilot project
Brent DfE Pilot Project
Brent is one of the Department for Education (DfE) OOSS pilot boroughs, and as such we would like to work with a select group of settings to better understand and develop Brent OOSS. Through the pilot project Brent aims to:
- Engage and support a small group of OOSS to raise their standards through participation in free training and quality assurance.
- Establish a forum to create a strong group of OOSS in Brent to access support, raise their standards and to have better insight into the challenges and needs of OOSS (e.g. resources, suitability of buildings).
- Proactively link Brent OOSS with existing local services and resources.
- Share and promote best practice across OOSS in Brent.
To be part of this group and access free support and training, email email@example.com