How will I know that my child is safe?

Does my child need a tutor?
How can a slow learner learn fast?
How can a weak student be improved?
How do I help my child catch up in school?
How do I know if my child needs a tutor?
How do you help a struggling student in the classroom?
How do you motivate a lazy child in school?
How do you teach a child that doesn't want to learn?
Should I get my child a tutor?
Should I hire a tutor for my child?
Should kids study after school?
What Does a Tutor Do?
What parents want from tutors?
Why do children need tutoring?
How many types of tuition are there?
Are private tutors worth it?
How do I choose a tutor?
Are teachers allowed to tutor?
Can I use childcare vouchers?
At what age can you start tutoring?
How long is a typical tutoring session?
Do online tutors need DBS checks?
How do I prepare my child for SATs?
Does tutoring help ADHD?
Are SATs and 11+ the same?
Do grammar schools do 13 +?
How can I find a good English tutor?
Are maths tutors in demand?
Can you get a 9 in Combined Science?
Are GCSEs worth retaking?
How do I find a good A-Level tutor?
Are homeschoolers socially awkward?
A guide to your introductory call
How to become a tutor
Why do parents employ private tutor for their children?
Why get a tutor?
Is a tutor the same as a teacher?
Is online tutoring worth it?
One-to-one or group tuition?
What are the benefits of group tutoring?
What are the benefits of one-on-one tutoring?
What are the disadvantages of online tutoring?
What are the qualities of a good tuition centre?
What is a private tutor?
What is small group tutoring?
What is the purpose of a tutor?
What is the purpose of one-to-one learning?
Which is better, face-to-face or online tuition?
Why is in-person tutoring better than online?
Are tutors good for students?
Can tutors help with exams?
Does tutoring actually help?
Does tutoring improve grades?
Is a tutor worth it for your child?
Is it good to have a tutor?
What are the benefits of home tuition?
What are the negatives of tutoring?
What is the advantage of tuition?
Why is private tutoring good?
How do I find a good private tutor?
How do I find a tutor ?
How do I find the right tutor for my child?
How do students find tutors?
How should parents select a tutor?
How would you select a tutor?
How would you select an online tutor?
What is the best way to find a tutor?
What tutors are most in demand?
Can anyone be a tutor?
Do I need a qualified teacher as my tutor?
Does a tutor need to be a teacher?
How do I know if a tutor is good?
Should I get a qualified teacher for tuition?
What makes a good home tutor?
What makes a successful tutor?
What qualities do good tutors have?
What should I ask a potential tutor?
What should I look for when hiring a tutor?
What skills should a tutor have?
How much do tutors charge?
How much does a private tutor cost UK?
How much is a tutor per hour?
How much should I spend on a tutor?
Is online tutoring cheaper?
What do private tutors charge UK?
Why is tutoring so expensive?
Can you get a tutor for a 4 year old?
What age should you start tutoring?
What age to start private tuition?
What is a good age for a tutor?
How long should a tutoring session last?
How much tuition and how often?
How much tuition do I need?
How often should I use a tutor?
How often should my child be tutored?
Is tutoring once a week effective?
Do tutors need a DBS
How do I keep my child safe when using a tutor
What are the main areas of risk when tutoring online
What is safeguarding?
How do you motivate students in primary school?
How much do primary school tutors charge?
Should I get a tutor for SATs?
What do primary tutors do?
What is phonics tuition?
Does tutoring help dyslexia?
How can a tutor help with dyslexia?
How can I help my child with anxiety at school?
How can I help my child with SEN?
How can you help learners with difficulties?
How much do dyslexia tutors charge?
What do you do when your child is having a hard time at school?
What is ABA tutoring?
What is SEN tutor?
What is the best way to teach someone with autism?
What is tuition for special needs child?
What tuition for ADHD child?
What tuition for autistic child?
Why is my child so far behind in school?
Can an average child pass the 11+?
Can you pass 11+ without tuition?
Do I need a tutor for the 11+ Exam?
Do schools still do 11 Plus?
How do I get into grammar school?
How do I know if my child should sit the 11 plus?
How do I prepare for the 11+ exam?
How hard is it to get into grammar school?
How many hours should I tutor for 11+?
Is it better to go to a grammar school?
What age to start tutoring for the 11+?
What date is the 11+ exam 2023?
What is the pass mark for 11 plus in Birmingham?
When should you start tutoring for 11+?
Which is harder GL or CEM?
Do private schools have an entrance exam?
How do I prepare for a 13+ exam?
How do I prepare for high school entrance exams?
How do I prepare for my Common Entrance?
How do I prepare my child for selective school?
What if I fail an entrance exam?
How do I choose a good English tutor?
How do I find a local English tutor?
How much do English tutors charge per hour?
How much is an English tutor?
What happens if you fail English language GCSE?
What is a private English teacher?
Which course is best to improve English?
Which is the best platform to learn English?
Are maths tutors worth it?
Do maths tutors help?
Does Kumon really help?
How do I choose an online maths tutor?
How do I find a local Maths tutor?
How do I find the best Maths tutor?
How much do private maths tutors cost?
How much does GCSE maths tutoring cost?
How much is a maths tutor per hour UK?
How much is a Maths tutor?
What happens if I fail maths GCSE?
What happens if you fail GCSE Maths?
What is the best maths tutoring site?
Which tutor is best for maths?
How can I help my child with GCSE Science?
How difficult is Physics?
How do I find a local Science tutor?
How much is a Science tutor?
Is Physics harder than Chemistry?
Is Triple Science harder than Double Science?
What does a Science tutor do?
What makes a good Science tutor?
Are IGCSEs harder than normal GCSEs?
Are tutors worth it for GCSE?
Can I resit my GCSEs at any time?
Can I resit my GCSEs from home?
Can you pay to resit GCSE exams?
Can you sit a GCSE exam online?
Can you sit a GCSE exam without doing course?
Can you take GCSEs privately?
Do private schools charge for GCSE exams?
Do you need a tutor for GCSEs?
Does tutoring help for GCSE?
How do I write my GCSE exams privately?
How many times can you resit GCSE?
How much does it cost to resit a GCSE?
How much revision should a Year 11 do?
Is it hard to get all 9s in GCSE?
Is it too late to start revising for GCSEs?
Is it worth getting a tutor for GCSE?
Should I get a tutor for GCSE?
What happens if you fail your GCSEs?
What is the cost of a GCSE exam?
What to do if you have no GCSEs?
When can I retake my GCSEs?
Where do GCSE resits take place?
Where do I find a good GCSE tutor?
How much do A-Level tutors charge?
Where do I find a good A-Level tutor?
Can I remove my child from school UK?
Can you get funding for homeschooling in the UK?
Do homeschooled students perform better UK?
Do I have to register to homeschool?
Does homeschooling help anxiety?
How are home schooled students tested UK?
How do homeschoolers have friends?
How do homeschoolers take GCSEs?
How does homeschooling work?
How expensive is homeschooling?
How many hours for homeschooling?
How much does a homeschool teacher cost in the UK?
How much does homeschooling cost?
Is home tutoring better than school?
Is homeschooling regulated in the UK?
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What is the success rate of homeschooling?
What subjects do you have to teach for homeschooling?
How to become a tutor with Teachers To Your Home
Why get a tutor for my child?
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Safeguarding is crucial when it comes to tutoring, whether it's face-to-face or online.

Background checks and references

Qualified teachers are required to undergo appropriate background checks, including a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This check helps to identify any criminal records or history that may pose a risk. You can ask your teacher to bring their DBS and teaching certificates to their first lesson.

You can also request your teacher bring references from previous clients or employers to their first lesson with you. You can access some reviews for teachers in their profiles.

Additional safeguards

Even with a DBS in place, parents should take additional safeguards. For example, we recommend the following:

  • Always interview potential tutors before inviting them into your home (whether face-to-face or online).
  • Avoid holding the lesson in a bedroom. A central location in your home, often the kitchen table, is often the preferred arrangement.
  • For online tuition, implement parental control settings on the devices your child uses. This helps monitor and restrict access to inappropriate content.
  • Discuss privacy measures with your teacher, such as your child recording the lesson for future use, using a virtual whiteboard and ensuring that screen sharing is limited to the necessary materials.
  • Sit in on the first lesson or two, especially at the beginning and if your child is younger. Gradually grant more independence as you get to know your teacher and establish trust.
  • Always leave the door open so you are within earshot.
  • Regularly check in with your child about their experiences with their teacher. Create an environment where they feel comfortable sharing any concerns or discomfort. Teach your child about online safety and appropriate behaviour. Encourage them to communicate openly with you if they feel uneasy about anything.
  • Maintain open communication with your teacher. Discuss any concerns promptly and ensure there is a clear channel for ongoing dialogue.
  • Trust your instincts as a parent. If something doesn't feel right, address it immediately and consider finding an alternative tutor if necessary.

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