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​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​Early Years and Education Safeguarding      
Safeguarding​ for years 0-18   

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Safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s responsibility. However Early years and Education providers play a unique role due to their frequent contact with children and families and the relationships that develop over time.   

The Early Years and Education Safeguarding Team provide advice, information and guidance to Early Years and education settings on their safeguarding arrangements and practice. Our aim is equip education staff with the knowledge and skills to protect every child and young person in Somerset from harm support them to develop their potential and to create an environment where they feel safe to learn.   

This website is for all educational organisations’ and their staff, including governance to provide safeguarding information and guidance.   


See the links below for more information​   

Model Policies, Toolkit for Self Assessment and Contact Details


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Audit and Assessments    

Safeguarding Audit and Assessments​

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Download our Newsletters ​


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A list of future training opportunities

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Policy, Guidance & Resources   

View our model policy documents and guidance


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​Who to Contact