Addressing parents' online safety concerns


The country has witnessed a surge in online tuition services as schools close to tackle the coronavirus epidemic, but parents will want to ensure that sufficient safeguarding processes are in place.

Given the uncertainty over when children may return to school, tuition is viewed by many parents as a method of continually providing a quality education for their youngsters.

It may also be an option if parents want to expand on any remote teaching that is being provided by staff at their child’s school.

Working virtually does present a number of safeguarding challenges for schools and parents though, which is why they will want to ensure that their children are adequately protected.

The advantages of online tuition

Online tuition can provide much-needed support for pupils, especially in situations where their parents are unsure of how they can provide help.

These services can cover all aspects of the curriculum and may help to limit some of the detrimental impacts on education caused by the closure of schools.

Through the use of fun and engaging sessions, tuition can help prepare pupils for the transition between primary and secondary education, or provide support for specific subjects – especially in key areas such as maths, English and the sciences.

Online tuition and safety

As Tradewind is a Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) Education Audited agency, the tutors that are part of our tuition services undergo stringent vetting procedures to ensure that the highest safeguarding standards are met.

This means that enhanced DBS checks are carried out for all tutors, alongside List 99 checks which see if an individual is barred from working with children.

Overseas police checks are also done when required, to ensure that there is not a reason why an individual is not legally able to work with young people.

Verified references, identification checks and face to face interviews during the registration process provide further security for parents when assessing their tutor options.

Tradewind Tuition offer online home tuition services; including 1:1 tuition or group sessions covering all aspects of the curriculum, age groups and abilities from early years to A Level and SEN.

We can be as flexible as possible to suit your schedule; with easy access to online tuition from the comfort of your own home, our tutors are available for hourly, full and half day bookings, ensuring continuity of education and excellent guidance.