The Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements Tool Kit has been designed as an optional tool for Private, Voluntary, Community and Independent Childcare provisions working with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014).

The tool kit is made up of 4 documents:

  • Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements Audit
  • Self Evaluation Audit
  • Reflective questions for Leaders and Managers
  • Useful Documents, Publications and Websites Factsheet.

Please note the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements Tool Kit does not replace referring to the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014), Ofsted guidance or legislation.

If you are a new provision, the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements Tool Kit will allow you to:

  • Audit your setting to enable you to meet the requirements of the Early Years Register
  • Access current documents, publications and websites that are required for developing and maintaining quality environments for children
  • Implement an effective review and reflection cycle
  • Plan a staff induction and training programme

If you are an established provision the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements Tool Kit will allow you to:

  • Review your provisions policies and procedures in line with current legislation/local policies and procedures
  • Use sections of the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements Tool Kit for discussions within team and management meetings
  • Link to your settings staff induction process
  • Identify areas of strength and areas for development within your review cycle
  • Review your staff training programme

 

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