Safeguarding Self-Assessment (SSA) Early Years

Suffolk County Council and the Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership must ensure all providers claiming early education entitlements have completed and returned a Safeguarding Self-Assessment.

It is a requirement of the Suffolk Agreement for List of Providers (LoP) that members return a SSA each year.

2022 Safeguarding Self-Assessment

Please complete this years shorter version of the SSA by Friday 01 July 2021 to share the key safeguarding challenges you have faced as an education setting in meeting your safeguarding duties as set out in the government’s statutory guidance:

NOTE for 2022– This year, we are not asking you to return the detailed safeguarding self-assessment which can found at the link below. You may still find useful as a tool to help you think about assessing and monitoring your safeguarding practice. https://suffolksp.org.uk/working-with-children-and-adults/children/early-years-and-childcare/

You may find it useful to refer to:

**Maintained Schools and Academy Schools please note**  if you have completed the Schools SSA you will; not need to complete this Early Years Survey. We will cross check with the schools team and be in touch if its not completed.

Complete the short form

Early Years Safeguarding Self-Assessment 2022 short form

A preview of the questions you will be asked is at the link below to help you prepare (do not send this to us, we will get your answers via the short form survey).

EY SSA questions preview