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, we have developed a template appendix for your Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

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.

Termly Safeguarding in Education Bulletin

Previous bulletins published between 2017 to the end of the Summer term 2020 have now been removed. All future bulletins will be published on our website.

2020 - 2021 Academic Year

  • Autumn term bulletin coming soon

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 via 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.