Your guide to the latest early years documents


Are you using the most recent Government documents giving advice on early years and safeguarding legislation?

There's been a flurry of updates to guidance recently. Pennie Akehurst, author of a Nursery World series on Ofsted reports, provides an up-to-date list.

- Local Safeguarding Children Board Guidance - watch out for changes as all LSCBs are in a phase of transition. I would hope that all councils have mechanisms in place to communicate changes to you...but it isn't always the case.

- The EYFS (Revised Feb 2018)
https://www.gov.uk/…/early-years-foundation-stage-framework…

- Working Together to Safeguard Children (Feb 2018 consult response) but still working to the Feb 2017 guidance currently.
https://www.gov.uk/…/working-together-to-safeguard-children…

- Keeping Children Safe in Education (Sept 2016)
https://www.gov.uk/…/…/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2

- The Early Years Inspection Handbook (Revised April 2018) 
https://www.gov.uk/…/inspecting-registered-early-years-prov…

- Inspecting Safeguarding in Early Years, Education and Skills Settings (August 2016)
https://www.gov.uk/…/inspecting-safeguarding-in-early-years…

- Information Sharing: Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers (March 2015)
https://www.gov.uk/…/safeguarding-practitioners-information…

- Ofsted Myths (April 2018)
https://www.gov.uk/…/inspecti…/early-years-inspections-myths

- Early Years Compliance Handbook (May 2018)
https://www.gov.uk/…/early-years-provider-non-compliance-ac…

- Criminal record checks for childminders and childcare workers (May 2018)
https://www.gov.uk/…/criminal-record-checks-for-childminder…'

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