Policies, procedures and guidance for childcare professionals

Guidance to support practitioners through the creation and implementation of policies and procedures including downloadable templates.

The Early Years Foundation Stage and other legislative frameworks require childcare providers to have policies and procedures in place to safeguard children and adults and to ensure the effective running of the setting. It is essential that settings use these as guidance only and adapt accordingly to meet the needs of their setting.

Factsheets

Documents

Mandatory Policies and Procedures


Mandatory policies and procedures are a requirement of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. It is important that policies and procedures are updated on a regular basis or when legislation changes. Please ensure your policies and procedures are readily available to both staff (including students / apprentices / volunteers) and parents / carers.

Developing a child protection policy - 2018
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Developing a missing children policy and procedure - 2017
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Developing a late and uncollected children procedure - 2017
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Developing a complaints procedure - 2018
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Developing a missing children on outings policy and procedure - 2017
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Developing a procedure for ill children - 2018
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Developing an adminstration of medicines policy - 2017
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Developing a use of the internet procedure - 2017
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Developing a reproduction of images of children procedure - 2018
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Developing a policy for fire safety - 2017
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Developing an Equality of Opportunity policy - 2018
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Good Practice Policies and Procedures

Developing a Health and Safety policy - 2017
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Developing a confidentiality procedure - 2018
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Developing a Behaviour policy - 2017
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Developing a Recruitment Procedure - 2017
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Developing a 'Social Networking' procedure - 2017
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Developing a settling in procedure - 2017
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Critical Incident Policy and Procedure - 2018
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Developing a procedure for sleeping children - 2017
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Developing a procedure for personal hygiene practices - 2017
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Developing a pet policy - 2017
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Developing a policy for risk assessment - 2017
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Developing a Key Person Procedure - 2017
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Developing a no smoking policy - 2017
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Developing a 'looked after' children policy - 2017
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Developing a parents as partners policy and procedure - 2017
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Developing a care, learning and play procedure - 2017
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Developing a 'Fundamental British Values' policy and procedure - 2017
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Developing staff training and development procedure - 2017
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Developing and recording information procedure - 2017
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Developing an arrival and departure times - 2017
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Developing an admissions procedure - 2017
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Developing a Sun Protection procedure - 2017
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Developing an intimate care procedure - 2017
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Developing a Whistle Blowing Policy and Procedure - 2017
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Developing a student and volunteer procedure - 2017
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Developing a transition policy - 2017
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Developing a supervision and appraisal procedure - 2017
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Malicious email threats for settings
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Childcare Providers Advice for responding to malicious emails
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Guidance for Setting Emergencies 2018
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Local and National Contact Information  

  • Referral and Response – 01302 737777
  • Early Help Enquiry ‘One Front Door’ https://www.doncasterchildrenstrust.co.uk/worried-about-a-child
  • Urgent out of office referrals – 01302 796000
  • Early Help Hub – 01302 734110
  • Police - 101 (Non-emergency) 999 (Emergency)  112 (Emergency European)
  • Local Authority Designated Officer – LADO – 01302 737748
  • Doncaster Safeguarding Children Board – dscb@dcstrust.co.uk  - 01302 734747
  • Child Sexual Exploitation Team – 01302 737200
  • Domestic Violence Helpline – 0800 4701 505
  • Private Fostering – 01302 734771
  • PREVENT Officer – Inspector Brendan Packenham - 0114 2961374 or 07769 131474
  • Prevent Helpline - Tel: 02073407264
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Tel: 0300 0200 190 or 0870 909 0811
  • Information Commissioners Office (ICO) Tel: 0303 123 1113
  • Early Years’ Safeguarding and Welfare Officer (Childminders) – Jayne Bloodworth – 01302 734434 or 07790390369
  • Early Years Safeguarding and Welfare Officer - Tracey Fry (Settings) - 01302 736973
  • Ofsted - 0300 123 123 The National Business, Ofsted, Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, MANCHESTER. M1 2WD

 

Last updated: 13 November 2018 14:07:24