Welcome to Module 4 of our course on Understanding the New EYFS 2023 Framework: Changes and Objectives. In this module, we will explore the updated Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements under the EYFS 2023 framework.
- Familiarize oneself with the updated safeguarding and welfare requirements.
- Discuss the importance of child safety and well-being in the context of EYFS 2023.
- Develop strategies for implementing the new safeguarding and welfare requirements in early years settings.
Section 1: Updated Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements
Learning Objective: Familiarize oneself with the updated safeguarding and welfare requirements.
In earlier versions of the EYFS framework, safeguarding and welfare requirements included:
- Staff Qualifications
- Child-to-Staff Ratios
- Health and Safety Protocols
EYFS 2023 Changes
The 2023 update introduces new or revised safeguarding and welfare requirements, such as:
- Enhanced Background Checks: Explanation of any new background check protocols for staff.
- Mental Health Support: Details on mental health support for children and staff.
- Digital Safety: Guidelines on ensuring digital safety in learning environments.
- Summary of the key differences between the previous safeguarding and welfare requirements and the new requirements in the 2023 update.
Section 2: Importance of Child Safety and Well-being
Learning Objective: Discuss the importance of child safety and well-being in the context of EYFS 2023.
The importance of creating a physically safe environment, including proper equipment, supervision, and emergency procedures.
The role of emotional well-being in a child’s overall development and learning, and how the EYFS 2023 framework addresses this.
The need for creating inclusive environments that respect and accommodate diversity, including cultural, linguistic, and ability differences.
Section 3: Implementation Strategies
Learning Objective: Develop strategies for implementing the new safeguarding and welfare requirements in early years settings.
The need for comprehensive staff training to understand and implement the new requirements effectively.
Strategies for keeping parents informed and involved in safeguarding and welfare practices.
Monitoring and Review
The importance of regular monitoring and review to ensure compliance and effectiveness of safeguarding measures.
Summary and Next Steps
In this module, we’ve covered the updated Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements under the EYFS 2023 framework, discussed their importance, and explored strategies for effective implementation.