Young children in a classroom

The British Council takes your child’s health, safety, and security very seriously. There is a comprehensive health and safety as well as child safeguarding framework in place for keeping your child safe.

Health and Safety

We aim to provide a safe learning environment for children and staff. All areas are cleaned throughout the day. In classrooms, tabletops and the backs of chairs are cleaned and disinfected before every class. Sanitization points are located on each floor and in each classroom. Children, customers, and staff are encouraged to make regular use of these dispensers. Classroom windows and doors are kept open to maximise natural ventilation. All classroom air conditioning units are regularly deep cleaned.


To facilitate compliance with local measures, each child has their own desk and class start and end times have been staggered. No two classes will take their breaks in the same area and children will be asked to adhere to social distancing requirements during breaks. Only children and staff are allowed entry to our teaching floors and we require that children, customers, and staff (including teachers and teaching assistants) bring and wear their own face masks during their time in the building. Find out about our additional health and safety measures in our premises.


There is a comprehensive child safeguarding framework in place that meets the standards for protecting children from harm and responding appropriately to concerns should they occur. We also have a set of specific and targeted procedures to protect children under the age of 5 covering guidelines to staff in intimate care procedures. We have a dedicated Child Collection Assistant to ensure that children are only collected by authorized persons at the end of the lesson. Children under the age of 13 are not allowed to leave the premises unaccompanied. For children over the age of 13, a parental permission slip must be signed if they are to travel to and from our premises on their own.