Explain the roles and responsibilities of the Early Years practitioner in relation to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children

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: 2. Understand policies and procedures for the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
Assessment criteria: 2.1 Explain the roles and responsibilities of the Early Years practitioner in relation to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children

  • All Early Years Practitioners must follow organisational policies and procedures in relation to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
  • Early Years Practitioners should also follow organisational policies and procedures relating to health and safety, the security of the setting and online safety (including the use of mobile phones)
  • This includes reporting concerns and any suspicions of abuse to the relevant person and making a written record of their concerns
  • Early Years Practitioners will be required to work in partnership with other agencies and professionals (e.g. health visitor, social services etc.) to protect the welfare of children – this may include Early Help Assessment (EHA) and Early Help Plan (EHP) meetings.
  • Early Years Practitioners should respect the privacy and confidentiality of children and families (unless there are concerns about the welfare of the child)

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