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Statutory Requirements

The EYFS statutory framework is mandatory for all early years providers in England. These are the standards that school and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5. 

The framework gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children. Click on the link below:

Statutory Framework (external website)

The EYFS Assessment and Reporting Arrangements (ARA) is the statutory guidance for assessing and reporting the early years foundation stage (EYFS) profile. Click on the link below:

Assessment and Reporting Arrangements (external website)

The EYFS profile handbook supports early year’s practitioners in making accurate judgements about each child's attainment. It should be used to help complete and moderate early years foundation stage profile assessment judgements, so that outcomes are accurate and consistent across all early years settings.

Within the EYFSP handbook the profile is statutory for the 2018/19 academic year except for providers legally exempt under relevant regulations including schools taking part in the profile pilot. Click on the link below for the handbook:

GOV.UK EYFS Profile Handbook (external website)

Keeping children safe in education is statutory for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment. It sets out the legal duties you must follow to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18 in schools and colleges. 

All school and college staff should read part 1 of this guidance:

Keeping children safe in education (external website)

The purpose of the East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership is to oversee and co-ordinate all of the work undertaken within the East Riding to keep children safe. It is a partnership between the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Humberside Police and the East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group working alongside other relevant agencies.

Safeguarding Children (ERSCP) (external website)

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