Safeguarding and Child Protection - A guide for early years and childcare providers in Kingston and Richmond
This guidance is aimed at all childcare providers working with children and young adults. It sets out the statutory responsibilities and guidance with regard to safeguarding children and child protection. It provides information needed to support settings alongside their own safeguarding policies and procedures, including links to all relevant documentation and current legislation.
The guidance includes information on:
- categories and indicators of abuse and neglect
- Prevent Duty
- what to do if you have concerns
- roles and responsibilities
- safer recruitment
- disqualification by association
- record keeping
- sample documentation
- useful contacts and supporting information
Safeguarding flowchart – Kingston (opens a pdf)
Safeguarding flowchart – Richmond (opens a pdf)Early Help Assessment - Information for Practitioners
The Early Help Assessment, replacing the Common Assessment Framework (CAF), is an early assessment and planning tool to facilitate coordinated multi-agency support.
It enables professionals to efficiently identify the emerging needs of children and young people at risk of poor outcomes; it reduces duplication of assessment and improves involvement between agencies.
Child Sexual Abuse
Knowing how to recognise and respond to age appropriate behaviours in children under the age of 5 helps to support
the development of healthy sexual behaviour and protect children from harm or abuse.
Knowing how to recognise and respond to age appropriate behaviours in children between the ages of 5-11 helps to support the development of healthy sexual behaviour and protect children from harm or abuse
The NSPCC PANTS approach teaches children how to stay safe from abuse using child friendly animation and activities.
Download the PANTS leaflet (opens a pdf)
LSCB Bruising in pre-mobile babies protocol (opens page on the LSCB website)
Domestic abuse support services
There is a 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline number – 0808 2000 247 – run by Refuge, and www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk.