Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

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Sample Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy

This sample policy and the attached appendices have been written to support provider compliance with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Your Local Safeguarding Partners might have a ‘model’ policy they require you to adopt. This policy from has been written for those practitioners who have asked for support to write their own policy – it is not intended to replace Local Authority requirements.

Important Disclaimer

A Safeguarding Policy and Procedure does not keep children safe.

Early years providers must be vigilant to threats against children and must always prepared to think the unthinkable, using professional curiosity and challenge to keep children safe.

All policies should be working documents, updated as new child protection threats appear or legislation and statutory guidance is updated.

Sample Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy

Below is a sample child protection and safeguarding policy that you must adapt for your specific requirements

The documents in Word format require you to edit them to suit you, your setting and your local authority. The documents in PDF format do not usually require editing.


Sample Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy [Updated December 2023]

Appendix 1 - Threshold of Need 

Appendix 2 - Definitions & Symptoms of Abuse

Appendix 3 - Reporting to Ofsted

Appendix 4 - Safeguarding Contact Details [Updated December 2023]

Appendix 5 - Receiving Disclosures from Children

Appendix 6 - Ofsted Poster

Appendix 7 - Additional Policies & Documents [Updated December 2023]

Appendix 8 - Further Safeguarding Information

Appendix 9 - Staff & Safeguarding 

Other useful information

Read further guidance on writing a safeguarding policy

Report a serious childcare incident to Ofsted

Childminder Safeguarding - Q&A

View all Childminder Policies

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