Early Years safeguarding
Early Years and Child Care Settings will already have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy in place reflecting business as usual. It is likely that the policy will not accurately reflect new arrangements in response to COVID-19.
It is important settings (led by a DSL or deputy, wherever possible) review and revise their Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and keep it under review as circumstances continue to evolve. In some cases, a COVID-19 annex/addendum that summaries any key COVID-19 related changes might be more effective that re-writing and re-issuing the whole policy. To help education providers, TSSP have developed a template appendix for your Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
Early Years Foundation Stage statutory requirements
Section three of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework sets out the safeguarding and welfare requirements placed upon early years and childcare providers.
Termly Safeguarding in Education Bulletin
2017 - 2018 Academic Year
2018 - 2019 Academic Year
2019 - 2020 Academic Year
Support and advice
Registered Early Years and Childcare Providers working in Trafford can get safeguarding support from the Childcare Adviser for their area:
Early Years sector meetings
Early Years sector meetings hosted by Trafford Early Years’ Children’s Workforce Learning Team are available to view and book online.
Early Years Learning and Development
All learning and development opportunities offered by Trafford Early Years Children’s Workforce Learning Team are available to view and book online.