As a childminder, I am the lead safeguarding practitioner for my setting. Any assistants working for me have a duty to report any concerns to me.
My first responsibility and priority is towards the children in my care. If I have any cause for concern I will report it to the relevant bodies, following the Local Safeguarding Children Board Haringey (LSCB) procedures. LSCB procedures can be found http://www.haringeylscb.org/
Physical intervention is where practitioners use reasonable force to prevent children from injuring themselves or others or damaging property. Providers, including childminders, must keep a record of any occasion where physical intervention is used, and parents and/or carers must be informed on the same day, or as soon as reasonably practicable.
I will safely supervise children when we go on outings or trips, and undertake a risk assessment.
I will teach the children about safety when we are out and about and tell them what to do if they do become lost according to their age and stage of development. For example when we get to the park we will talk about where to go if they can’t see me and think that they are lost. I will also teach the children about stranger danger and shouting NO if they feel threatened.