Childminding Risk assessments

January 9th, 2013

Childminding Risk assessments

The requirement for written Childminding risk assessments has changed since the introduction of the 2012 EYFS regulations. Although the strict requirement for written setting and outing risk assessments has been relaxed for childminders, in many cases they may still be necessary. You now need to use your own judgement to decide if and when risk assessments are required. Although as a childminder these don’t necessarily need to be in writing.

Further all settings are now required to have a policy on how and when they carry out risk assessments. Although again for childminders this policy does not have to be in writing, childminders do need to be able to explain their risk assessment arrangements to Ofsted. We think the best way to do this is to have your Risk Assessment policy in writing. You can access our template Risk Assessment policy here.

In this blog we discuss the new regulations on risk assessments, and give you guidance on how you could complete your setting and outing risk assessments.

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