Explain the responsibilities of the Early Years practitioner in relation to whistleblowing

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Qualification: Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 2.2: Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
Learning outcome: 3 Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child has been abused or harmed
Assessment criteria: 3.5 Explain the responsibilities of the Early Years practitioner in relation to whistleblowing

  • Whistleblowing the act of sharing genuine concerns about unsafe practice in an Early Years setting
  • E.g. not handling safeguarding issues appropriately, not having the correct ratio of staff etc.
  • To ensure the safety of children and others, Early Years settings must have a Whistleblowing Policy, which protects staff that share their concerns (these concerns must be genuine)
  • It is underpinned by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998

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