Update Draft Safeguarding Policies – Settings and Childminders

The Draft Safeguarding Policies for both settings and childminders have been updates and are available on the website.

The main changes are as follows:

  • To ensure they are GDPR compliant e.g. how long records will be kept for, parents have access to records etc
  • Changed the safeguarding designated officer to safeguarding designated lead – this is to be in line with the ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ which is now referenced in the EYFS
  • Changed references from LSCB to DCFP
  • Incorporated mobile devices and phones now so that they include new technologies e.g. smart watches
  • Training now mentions about receiving regular updates as well as the training requirements again this is in line with ‘Keeping children Safe in Education’