Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements

A four-part series on the key areas of change for safeguarding and welfare requirements under the revised EYFS, including risk assessment, child protection and suitable people.

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Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements, part 1: Child protection

Mary Evans finds out how nurseries will have to strengthen their approach to child protection in the first of a four-part series looking at key areas of change under the new requirements.

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Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements, Part 2: Suitable people

Mary Evans outlines how nursery managers now have a bigger responsibility to ensure that all employees are suitable to work with young children and can fulfil the new requirements....

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Safeguarding and welfare requirements, Part 3: Fostering openness

A nursery culture where staff feel 'we are all in this together' is vital when it comes to meeting the new EYFS requirements. Mary Evans explains how this can be achieved.

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Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements, part 4: Risk Assessments

The revised EYFS has taken into account the sector's views on cutting red tape and removed the need for written risk assessments. Mary Evans finds out what this means in practice.