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.
Safeguarding Self-Assessment – Early Years – May 2021 – Please complete this years shorter version of the SSA by Friday 18 June 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 2021– 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:
- Working Together to Safeguard Children
- Prevent duty guidance for England and Wales
- schools guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education
**Maintained Schools and Academy Schools please note** – you do not need to complete this Early Years Survey as you will have completed the school’s version. We will liaise and cross check with the schools team.