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Information for childcare professionals working in Kingston and Richmond

Safeguarding and Child Protection Resource Library

  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
  • training
  • record keeping
  • sample documentation
  • useful contacts and supporting information

Download Safeguarding and Child Protection - A guide for early years and childcare providers in Kingston and Richmond (pdf)

Safeguarding flowchart – Kingston (pdf)

Safeguarding flowchart – Richmond (pdf)

Single Point of Access Poster - (pdf)

 

Early Help Assessment - Information for Practitioners
 

The Early Help Assessment (opens a new window), 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.


Helping you understand the sexual development of children under the age of 5 poster (pdf)


Knowing how to recognise and respond to age appropriate behaviours in children between the ages of 5 to 11 helps to support the development of healthy sexual behaviour and protect children from harm or abuse

Helping you understand the sexual development of children between 5 to 11 poster (pdf)

 
The NSPCC PANTS approach teaches children how to stay safe from abuse using child friendly animation and activities.
 

Visit the NSPCC Pants resources on their website (opens a new window)

Download the PANTS leaflet (pdf)

Physical Abuse

LSCB Bruising in pre-mobile babies protocol (opens a new window)

Domestic Abuse
Advice and guidance for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
 
 
 
 
 

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 (opens a new window)