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 

@PHE_UK’s #actfast campaign reminds individuals of the main signs of #stroke and urges the public who notice any one of the signs in themselves or others to call 999, even if they are not sure. Do you know the signs?

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Council response to inspection report

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Stroke is one of the largest causes of complex disability in the UK. Acting FAST can potentially reduce long term effects. Watch Sas’ story to hear the importance of dialling 999. #actfast @PHE_UK

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Twenty years after Easter floods, EA issue reminder to sign up for flood warnings

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Transplants can only take place if people are willing to donate. While more than 4,000 people across the UK benefitted from an organ transplant last y...

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Northamptonshire County Council's cover photo

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