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Early Years Safeguarding Conference - 16th October 2019 (10:00 – 15:00)

East Sussex National Hotel, Uckfield.

Your chance to be at the first ever safeguarding conference for early years in East Sussex

Aims: to share best practice in relation to safeguarding provision in Early Years settings.  Speakers and workshops will showcase approaches to improving provision with reference to local and national priorities such as managing children’s harmful sexual behaviour, responding to domestic violence and abuse, and keeping children safe online.

Cost: £60 including lunch and refreshments.

Book: via the Learning Portal course code EYSAFE200

East Sussex County Council

East Sussex Learning Portal

ESCC main website - childcare / early years page

Inclusion Special Education Needs and Disabilities (ISEND)

Children's Integrated Therapy Service (CITES)

Local Offer

Single Point of Advice (SPoA)

EYFS Support for Schools - Services 2 Schools Webshop 

Early Years Improvement Team Facebook Page


Department for Education

Ofsted - including the EYFS documents:

Assessment and Reporting Arrangements EYFS 2019
Early Years Foundation Stage Profile handbook 2019

Foundation Years website
- contains all statutory EYFS and Childcare documents, along with non-statutory guidance:


External sources of further information

Whistleblowing advice line for professionals

Health and Safety Executive

Food Standards Agency

Guidance on health protection in schools and other childcare facilities

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA)

Safer sleep guidance - The Lullaby Trust

ERIC (Children's Bowel & Bladder Charity)

Supporting children with medical conditions

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

Information Commissioner's Office

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

3VA - Eastbourne, Lewes District and Wealden Voluntary Action

Hastings Voluntary Action

Rother Voluntary Action