Safeguarding For Childminders

‘Safeguarding’ is a broad term which covers everything we do to keep children safe; from the risk assessments we carry out to reduce hazards and prevent accidents to knowing how to respond to concerns about the welfare of a child or how to respond to concerns about professionals looking after children. Safeguarding also includes the Prevent Duty.

The Child Protection Procedures for childminders are outlined in the guideline Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy for Childminders; including the procedure for responding to allegations and the safeguarding training policy for childminders.

Childminders can attend free Child Protection Training – see the Events Calendar

Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership (KBSP) multi- agency training is open to childminders, see here

Online Safety/E Safety

For Online Safety/E Safety advice, childminders can use the free, Professionals Online Safety Helpline, provided by the UK Safer Internet Centre

The helpline provides:  advice, signposting and mediation to resolve e-safety issues and advice around online harassment, cyberbullying and sexting, both in relation to children’s online safety or for professionals themselves. 


The Childminding Support Team

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