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Coronavirus FAQ's for education settings

Please also refer to the page: Coronavirus or Covid-19

Our face to face Whole-School Basic Safeguarding Children in Education training is cancelled:

Ofsted have suspended statutory requirements so the 3 year timescale is lifted for now; staff can complete the e-learning 'Safeguarding Children in Education' course while you wait for normal training to resume

What is the guidance from Children's Social Care for doing safe and well visits?

We are waiting for this to be published and will add it to the website when it is available

If the DSL/D's are not in the setting can we stay open with their support by phone?

Yes, this is a normal arrangement (see 'Availability' page 95, KCSIE 2019)

Does the Early Years Foundation Stage still apply?

The Gov.uk page: Coronavirus (COVID-19): early years and childcare closures says:

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework applies in full at this time, with the exception of the EYFS profile which has been cancelled for this year. We are keeping the regulatory position under review and will provide further information if any changes to the EYFS statutory framework are made during this period.

How do we 'socially distance' in our setting?

The Gov.uk guidance here will help: Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing social distancing in education and childcare settings

What are the safeguarding requirements for teachers making one to one video calling to pupils whilst they are at home?

We have now published online-safety advice here: 

For online-safety support for education staff, email: sfinnigan@sheffieldclc.net 

What is the current protocol about Child Protection Conferences?

Are there any resources to explain Coronavirus to children?

What is the latest government safeguarding advice for education settings?

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