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The parents guide has been republished by Action for Children and can be ordered from their website.

Spring term 2019 important update

For the attention of leaders, managers and designated safeguarding leads, ensure your policies and practice reflect this new guidance material.

The UK government has published guidance to help those who work in early years settings consider their practice and to take steps to safeguard both children and adults online.

This document is to help managers of early years settings (including wrap around care for the early years age group) ensure their online safeguarding practice is in line with statutory requirements and best practice. It may be helpful for managers to access and share with staff the Online Safety Guidance for Practitioners.

Education Inspection Framework Consultation

Ofsted has launched a consultation on proposals for changes to the education inspection framework.

Consultation proposals on how Ofsted inspects schools, early years settings and further education and skills providers, are to take effect from September 2019.

The consultation will run between 16 January 2019 and 4 April 2019.

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