Safeguarding and welfare within the EYFS



If a child is in immediate danger contact the police and/or ambulance immediately on 999.

Report a safeguarding concern

If you are concerned about a child's welfare please report it using the Thresholds and Pathways process.

Report a concern

What are my safeguarding responsibilities?

As a childcare provider, you must take all necessary steps to keep children healthy, safe and secure.

Your key safeguarding responsibilities as a childcare provider are:

  • Safeguarding children
  • Ensuring the suitability of adults who have contact with children
  • Promoting good health
  • Managing behaviour
  • Maintaining records, policies and procedures

 Statutory framework for the EYFS

You can find more about your statutory safeguarding requirements on the GOV.UK website.

Safeguarding and welfare audit tool

Use our handy audit tool to ensure you are fully meeting the EYFS safeguarding and welfare requirements (section 3 of the EYFS):

Useful safeguarding documents 

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