Early Years Safeguarding

Early Years DSL Forums
Each term we host a Safeguarding forum for DSLs from Early Years settings and childminders. The event is on line. The invitation and link to join is sent out from us via the AfC Early Years Team. Look out for the correspondence. Here are the dates for the 21-22 academic year:

  • Autumn 2021: 17 November 7pm - 9pm
  • Spring 2022:  2 March 7pm - 9pm
  • Summer 2022: 22 June 7pm - 9pm

For further information, email Lucy Macarthur at

Education Reps
If you have anything you want bringing to their attention, such as strategic themes to take forward, please email to let them know.

  1. KRSCP Early Years Newsletter Spring 2022
  2. Early Years Foundation Stage
  3. Keeping Children Safe in Education
  4. Model Safeguarding Policy
  5. Safer Recruitment Policy
  6. Safer Recruitment - Minumn Expectations
  7. Female Genital Multilation (FGM) Policy

Local Area Designated Officer (LADO)
Phone: 020 8891 7370

Round Up Newsletters


  1. Round Up Newsletter Spring 2022
  2. Round Up Newsletter Summer 2021
  3. Round Up Newsletter Spring 2021
  4. Round Up Newsletter Autumn 2020
  5. Round Up Newsletter Summer 2020
  6. Round Up Newsletter Spring 2020
  7. Round Up Newsletter Autumn 2019

Section 40 of the Childcare Act 2006 places a duty on Early Years providers to implement and comply with the EYFS welfare requirements. To read them follow this link:

Peer Supervision Training
We are delighted to have won a DFE grant to develop and deliver peer supervision training to an appropriate member of every school and nursery/preschool team to equip them with the skills to deliver peer supervision to the DSL/DSL team. The role of the DSL is an emotionally challenging one and it is very important that our DSLs feel emotionally supported to enable them to carry out their work to the best of their ability. For more information please read the attached document
"Detailed Communication for Peer Supervision".

Peer Supervision Workbook Part 1