Early Years Safeguarding, Ofsted, DfE and partners

Links to supporting documents and guidance.

Child protection and safeguarding

Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Children Partnership

Leicestershire and Rutland LRSCP

Includes information about:

  • Keeping Children Safe is Everyone’s Responsibility leaflet
  • Safeguarding Matters - Newsletter
  • Keeping safe on-line leaflets
  • LRSCP Safeguarding Competency Framework
  • Prevent
  • Inter-agency training programmes for safeguarding and training calendars

Threshold for access to services for children and families - this is intended to offer guidance about the type of need which would trigger services.

Advice and Guidance documents from external partners

What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused: advice for practitioners

Working together to Safeguard children

Keeping children safe in education

Information sharing: advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services

The Prevent Duty

Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has launched a Regional Safeguarding Outreach programme to focus on working collaboratively with safeguarding and recruiting organisations including Early Years Providers in Leicestershire. The Regional Safeguarding Outreach Officer (East Midlands) is available to develop and deliver any sessions or services you are interested in to support you and your colleagues in safeguarding and safer recruitment. They would be happy to discuss further with you any issues or barriers you may have come across or provide any DBS information sessions you feel would be beneficial. You can find out more about the regional outreach role on: DBSRegionaloutreach@dbs.gov.uk

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has produced Guidance for Employers and Code of Practice on whistleblowing. The guidance is generic for all employers but contains very useful information for Childcare providers in putting together and implementing a whistleblowing policy as required under the EYFS:
Opens new windowOpens new window.If you have any questions regarding the Disclosure and Barring Service or would like Beth to meet with you and your colleagues to provide any further information, please email DBSRegionaloutreach@dbs.gov.uk

Whistleblowing guidance