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May 2024 update

The updated Information sharing advice for safeguarding practitioners has now been published. Please ensure this is shared with your staff teams and that your policies and procedures updated accordingly.

Department for Education Early Years Foundation Stage consultation

We're seeking views on proposed changes to safeguarding requirements in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework.

We are consulting on proposals to strengthen the EYFS safeguarding requirements and make them more comprehensive for early years providers. This is to ensure that all children are kept as safe as possible in early years settings.

This consultation is open to the public and in particular we invite responses from anybody with an interest in childcare. This includes:

  • childminders
  • childminder agencies
  • early education and childcare providers
  • early years and childcare practitioners
  • nurseries, preschools and schools
  • parents and carers, and organisations representing them
  • charities
  • local authorities
  • early years and childcare sector organisations
  • Ofsted
  • colleges, universities and suppliers of qualifications

April 2024 update

Early Years Designated Safeguarding Leave Forums

Our Early Years Designated Safeguarding Leave Forums for the summer term are on

  • Tuesday 7 May 2024 - 9.30am to 12pm - virtual
  • Monday 13 May 2024 - 6:15pm to 8:45pm - virtual

Please book via Skillgate in the normal way.

Updated Safeguarding contacts poster is available to print

Our updated contacts poster is now available.

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