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Please be aware that all resources to support the Safeguarding and Welfare requirements are correct at the time of publication, however it is the responsibility of the user to ensure that the statutory elements reflect current legislation and regulation.


3Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements
These pages provide settings with an overview of each safeguarding and welfare requirement they include supporting materials that providers can use to develop their own templates for relevant documentation.
All documents within these sections are in a PDF format and are for reference only. Providers are encouraged to use these resources as a basis to develop their own materials that reflect their practice.

If further information or guidance is required please contact the safeguarding and welfare team at the Birth to Five Service on 01522 552752.


Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements

Documentation and guidance to support the EYFS requirement(s)


Safeguarding and Welfare Statutory Framework

Legal Requirements 

Child Protection EYFS Requirements 3.4 to 3.8
Suitable People

EYFS Requirements 3.9 to 3.19

Staff Qualifications, Training, Support and Skills

EYFS Requirements 3.2 to 3.26

Key Person EYFS Requirement 3.27
Staff and Child Ratios EYFS Requirements 3.28 to 3.43

EYFS Requirements 3.44 to 3.51

Managing Behaviour EYFS Requirements 3.52 to 3.53

Safety and Suitability of Premises, Environment and Equipment

EYFS Requirements 3.54 to 3.66

Special Educational Needs EYFS Requirement 3.67
Information and Records EYFS Requirements 3.68 to 3.78
Additional Support Tools
Ofsted Documentation
Safeguarding and Welfare Audit Tool 
Safeguarding Project Toolkit