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Early Years and Childcare - Safeguarding

Safeguarding: Early Years and Childcare Providers

Safeguarding children is a key element within the regulation of childcare provision. Childcare providers registered with Ofsted on the Early Years Register must comply with the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.  Childcare Providers registered on only the Ofsted Childcare Register must comply with all the core requirements including the safeguarding aspects: Childcare Register Requirements.

Peterborough City Council Council offers a wide range of training to Early Years and Childcare providers to ensure they can meet the safeguarding requirements of both the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage September2021 and the Childcare Register Requirements.  All training includes relevant and up to date information about local policy and procedures to ensure a full knowledge of safeguarding duties is gained by practitioners.

For details about Basic Child Protection Training and Designated Lead Practitioner Training, and other courses, please refer to the latest Training Programme in the 'Peterborough Early Years and Childcare - Quality Improvement and Training' section of this website

There is a range of courses available for professional development opportunities relating to safeguarding available to Designated Lead Practitioners, Managers and other staff working in Early Years Settings including Childminders via the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Children Partnership Board website

The Targeted Support Service offer Early Help Practice Workshops, Early Help Module training and Webinars: for more information, please contact The Targeted Support Service Tel 01733 863649 or email: 

The safeguarding and welfare requirements set out in Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage ( states that providers must take all necessary steps to keep children safe and well. Providers must ensure the suitability of adults who have contact with children.

The following links offer advice and guidance to safer recruitment.

Employing and managing early years staff | early years alliance (

Safer recruitment | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Partnership Board (