Be Alert And Question Behaviours
I am going to respond to something that David, our Co-ordinator at CR & A, has been asking. He asked me whether I ever use closed questions when I write. He suggested that clear yes or no answers to closed questions might really help you look at your Early Years Practitioners’ knowledge of safeguarding and to consider if that knowledge is truly embedded in practice.
As you are very well aware the Early Years Foundation Stage 2017, refers to you and your Practitioners having a clear understanding of two key documents – What to Do If You’re Worried A Child is Being Abused 2015, and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.
The graphic above comes from the former. Let’s take a look at what this should mean to actual day to day practice. I am going to do this in two parts. Here’s Part 1.
How many ticks do you have?
If you already have more than 2 ticks, that is an indication that your Practitioner really does not have the knowledge and most importantly the capacity to confidently apply that knowledge to their practice with children and their families.
Please consider booking a place on the Group 2 Safeguarding Children, their Parents and Ourselves, Awareness Course on 4th April, or even think about booking an inset day for your whole Team.