Safeguarding for childcare providers

Lancashire County Council has a duty to protect children and young people from harm. If you have a concern about a child being abused or neglected, contact Children's Social Care on 0300 123 6720 or out of hours on 0300 123 6722 or contact the Early Years Safeguarding Officer at

Safeguarding training for early years practitioners

Safeguarding training requirements for early years practitioners

Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006 - July 2018

Guidance to support practitioners following changes to obligations on early years settings.

Supporting parents

Resources that may help you to support parents in keeping children safe.

Online safety

Safeguarding children and protecting professionals in early years settings.

Fundamental British Values and the Prevent Duty

Understanding the Prevent Duty guidance for Lancashire schools, early years and out of school settings.

Recognising and responding to domestic abuse for early years settings and practitioners (PDF)

Guidance for early years settings and practitioners in Lancashire (PDF 1.89MB).