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Welcome to BCP Early Years and Childcare News

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This edition includes: Government guidance, Safeguarding, Pan-Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership training newsletter and Returning to childcare or starting school.
Government guidance
The latest Government guidance for childcare settings during the COVID-19 outbreak included in your early years and childcare web pages. Please see our new coronavirus information section for childcare providers.
Ofsted: coronavirus (COVID-19) rolling update
Advice, training and support for childcare professionals
Protective measures for holiday and after-school clubs, and other out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Safeguarding
A reminder to all childcare providers, including those who will be closed over the summer holiday period, that they have a duty of care to help safeguard children and their families.

Childcare settings must ensure they are contactable and able to respond to other relevant safeguarding professionals. This would include, but not be limited to, Children’s Social Care and Early Help Services.
See updated information on the early years safeguarding web page
Keeping children safe in education 1 September 2020
Transfer of safeguarding records by early years providers
The BCP Council Early Years Record Keeping Guidance is a useful tool to support your practice when the need arises for safeguarding records to be passed on to other professionals.
Record keeping guidance
Pan-Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership training newsletter
Please see the latest training newsletter from the Pan-Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership. This includes important updates regarding Pan-Dorset Multi-Agency Working Together training (formerly L3 Initial course), the launch of virtual training and information about the recommencement of face to face safeguarding training.
Safeguarding training summer 2020 newsletter
Returning to childcare or starting school for the first time
A reminder about our posts going out on Facebook to support parents, carers and children with either their return to childcare or starting school for the first time. They will find fun activities, ideas and messages to help prepare for this new stage so please share the Facebook link below with your families.

For information on the full opening of schools in September and other related advice and guidance, visit the BCP Council website.
Early years Facebook page
What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term
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