Early Years Safeguarding

Latest news and information to help keep children safe 

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Effective safeguarding services are based on a clear understanding of the needs and views of children (a child-centred approach). We're here to help you make sure the children in your care are safe.

Updates and Latest Information

Updates and the latest safeguarding news

Key Documents and Guidance

Key documents and guidance to help childcare settings to keep children safe

Record Keeping Forms

Record keeping forms for Early Years settings to record incidents or concerns

Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) and Public Protection Notice (PPN) forms

Information to help childcarers know what information they can share and the referral forms to provide this information

Information for New Childcare Providers

Advice for new childcare providers regarding their safeguarding responsibilities to children

Information for Designated Safeguarding Leads

Information specific to Designated Safeguarding Leads, E-Safety Champions/Leads and Prevent Leads

Online Safety

Online Safety Guidance 2019


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Resources, Support Materials and Online Training

Safeguarding Resources and Support Materials

Useful Websites

Useful external websites for early years safeguarding information