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Sometimes female genital mutilation is carried out on very young girls. With changes to safeguarding law, Charlotte Goddard asks what practitioners must do

In the first of a new series on Ofsted inspections, ex-inspector and consultant Debbie Alcock gives a rundown on recent changes to safeguarding rules

In recent years, multi-agency working has become formalised. Hannah Crown looks beyond the early years to what we can learn from national models, such as MASHs and A Better Start

Manager Debbie Brown now looks out for ‘red flag moments’ when interviewing as a result of a safer recruitment course

Information-sharing between organisations is at the core of multi-agency working. In the second instalment of this series, Hannah Crown looks at the issues than can arise among practitioners

Experts and settings reveal how the values are being taught in theory and in practice. By Charlotte Goddard

What must settings do to comply with the Prevent duty to protect children from extremism? Charlotte Goddard investigates

How are key areas such as safeguarding going to be inspected under the new framework? In the final part of this series, the Pre-School Learning Alliance's Michael Freeston breaks it down.

Early years expertise does not feature heavily in serious case reviews, but there is much to be learned from these documents. Jessica Johnson, co-author of a report on the subject, explains.

Training that 'shows' rather than 'tells' tends to have more impact, and one safeguarding course using real-life scenarios played by actors helped Ann Hall and her team understand what good practice feels like.