Key Documents and Guidance

Key documents and guidance for Early Years practitioners

Key documents and guidance including information regarding Prevent Duty Guidance, Keeping Children Safe. 

BCP Online Safety Guidance 2019 

Coercive or controlling behaviour now a crime (29 December 2015)

Counter - Extremism Strategy October 2015

Counter Terrorism Strategy (CONTEST) 2018

Disclosure and Barring Service

Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006

Dorset Information Sharing Charter (DISC) 

Educate Against Hate - Protecting children from extremism

Guidance for safer working practice May 2019

Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills setting 

Information Sharing for practitioners 2018

Keeping children safe in children's centres leaflet (currently being updated)

Keeping children safe in early years settings leaflet (currently being updated)

Keeping children safe in education

Law concerning smoking in cars

Mandatory Reporting  of Female Genital Mutilation : Procedural Information  

Pan-Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership Continuum of Need Support Document

Prevent duty guidance

Prevent referral form

Psychoactive Substances Act (26 May 2016

Referral form to Children's Social Care

Roles and Responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Safeguarding children and protecting professionals in early years settings: online safety considerations

Statutory Guidance Framework : Controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship

The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019

The prevent duty departmental advice for schools and childcare settings

What to do if you're worried about a child being abused 2015 

Working together to safeguard children 2018


Page updated: 21 May 2020