Presentation on theme: "Early Years Safeguarding Briefing November 22nd"— Presentation transcript:
1Early Years Safeguarding Briefing November 22nd 9. 30-11 Early Years Safeguarding Briefing November 22nd Ceri Mcateer – EY Safeguarding Adviser Tel:This is an information sharing session and does not count as update training
2WelcomeHousekeepingAim of the session: To provide safeguarding updates and information to CP Leads and managers of settings.
3Sarah Turner-School’s Safeguarding Adviser Disclosure and Barring Updates
4Allegation madeContact the Early Years Safeguarding adviser (Ceri McAteer ) or the Local authority designated officer (Steph McQuade or Agnes Gault )Information recorded about allegation and details about alleged victim and perpetratorDecision made by LADO
5At the end of the process……. May be a criminal prosecutionNo criminal prosecution but allegation is found to be substantiatedReferral to Independent safeguarding authority – barred list
61st December , 2012ISA and CRB merged to form a new body, the Disclosure and Barring service2013Launch of new online update service
7Not everything is changing….. If your organisation works with children / young people and a member of staff is dismissed because they harmed a child, or you would have done so had they not left, you must refer this information to the ISA.An organisation which knowingly employs a barred individual to work with children in regulated activity will be breaking the law.A person will be breaking the law if they work or volunteer or try to work or volunteer and are barred from working with children and young people in regulated activity.
8Major changes at a glance… New definition of regulated activityAll staff employed directly by a setting /school remain in regulated activityOthers who are involved with a setting / school (volunteers, governors, contractors etc) will need to have their role in school assessed to establish whether they are in regulated activity or not.
9Settings /Managers should undertake a risk assessment on a case by case basis taking into account the following points: Will the volunteer be supervised by a person that is in regulated activity? Will the volunteer be supervised on a regular basis ie. daily and ongoing? Will the supervision be ‘reasonable’ in the circumstances to ensure the protection of children?
10To make this decision you should consider: Ages of children, including whether their ages differ widelyNumber of children the individual is working withWhether or not other workers are helping to look after childrenThe nature of the workHow vulnerable the children are
11There will be no entitlement to do a barred list check on a volunteer who, because they are supervised, is not in regulated activity. It is discretionary to setting managers to undertake a CRB check however it is unlawful to undertake a barred list check.
12Major changes cont’d Repeal of controlled activity Repeal of registrationRepeal of additional informationMinimum age (16) at which someone can apply for CRB checkMore rigorous relevancy test prior to release of information by the police
14Ofsted defines Safeguarding as; Protecting children from maltreatmentPreventing impairment of children’s health or developmentEnsuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective careEnabling children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully
15In an attempt to emphasise the importance of safeguarding in the new EYFS document what were referred to previously as “Welfare requirements” are now referred to as “Safeguarding and Welfare requirements”
16What are the Safeguarding reforms in the new EYFS document? There are 7 identified
171. Child ProtectionThe new document includes examples of adult behaviour which might suggest abuse or neglect of children in their care eg inappropriate sexual comments, excessive 1:1 attention and inappropriate sharing of images. (Plymouth Nursery worker – Vanessa George)If a member of staff suspects this they should respond appropriately to safeguard children in their care. Appropriate action would be to report concerns to CP lead unless that person is involved in the concerns and then report straight to the Local Authority Designated Officer .
182. Policies and Procedures The new EYFS requires Safeguarding policies to include guidance on the use of mobile phones and cameras in the setting. This guidance has been introduced to avoid the misuse of photographs of children as in the case of Vanessa George in 2009.
193. Suitable PeopleThe requirement for providers to check the suitability of managers for employment are simplified.Previously Ofsted obtained CRB disclosures for managers but since September 2012 it has been the providers responsibility.
204. Staff qualifications, training, support and skills (supervision) It is now a requirement that providers will give staff opportunities for coaching and training, mutual support, teamwork and confidential discussion of sensitive issues
215. ChildmindersThe importance of training for childminders has been strengthened, they are now required to complete training before they register with Ofsted.
226. Staff Child RatiosThere is a clarification of the circumstances in which there may be exceptions to the staff : child ratios for childminders caring for children of mixed ages. Exceptions are when a childminder is looking after their own or a sibling’s baby or when a 4/5 year old is minded after a school day or in a school holiday, they can be looked after with 3 other “young” children, however the total minded must not exceed 6 under the age of 8.
237. The safety and suitability of premises, environment and equipment The requirements in relation to risk assessment have been adjusted to clarify that it is for providers to judge whether a risk assessment needs to be recorded in writing
24Useful ResourceOxfordshire County Council have produced a list of EYFS Safeguarding and Welfare MUST HAVES and SHOULD HAVESEYFS Welfare Requirements
25General Updates Risk assessments Allegations Individual pupil chronologySetting disclosure/incident formThe Single Central RecordSafeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education (2007)
29Sessions for CP Leads/Managers Two new sessions running“Training the Trainer” – Using NSPCC training materials to deliver Child Protection training to staff – Tuesday 22nd January pm“New Child Protection Lead’s briefing”- Looking at the role of the Child Protection Lead - Tuesday 5th February pm
31Huw Ford – SBC IT Manager Appropriate use of mobile phones and digital photography
32Evaluation Thank you for coming Evaluation Thank you for coming. I hope you have found the session useful. Please fill out an evaluation form before you leave. Reminder- Safeguarding reviews to be returned by 14th December.