Early Years safeguarding

Early Years Foundation Stage statutory requirements

Section 3 of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework sets out the safeguarding and welfare requirements placed upon early years and childcare providers.

Support and advice

Registered Early Years and Childcare Providers working in Trafford can get safeguarding support from the Childcare Adviser for their area:

Bev Reid
Childcare Advisor (Davyhulme, Flixton, Partington, Urmston and Sale)
Telephone: 0161 912 5887
Email: Beverley.Reid@trafford.gov.uk

Jo Rust
Childcare Advisor (Altrincham, Hale, Old Trafford, Stretford and Timperley)
Telephone: 0161 912 5887
Email: Joanne.Rust@trafford.gov.uk

Early Years sector meetings

Early Years sector meetings hosted by Trafford Early Years Service. For more information you can contact them by email.

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.

Reporting serious incidents, injuries or the death of a child

Early Years Statutory Framework contains the following requirement for providers:

3.52. - Registered providers must notify Ofsted or the childminder agency with which they are registered of any serious accident, illness or injury to, or death of, any child while in their care, and of the action taken.

Notification must be made as soon as is reasonably practicable, but in any event within 14 days of the incident occurring. A registered provider, who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with this requirement, commits an offence.

Providers must notify local child protection agencies of any serious accident or injury to, or the death of, any child while in their care, and must act on any advice from those agencies.

The Serious Incident Notification Procedure might be used if you're having trouble figuring out when to alert Trafford Childrens First Response.

If there are any incidences, notify the Local Authority by completing the Notification form for PVI Sector This template can be used to inform parents and guardians of an incident.