Welfare requirements: key changes

We have identified all the material changes in the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements in Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2012) compared to the Statutory Framework (2008). These are all tabulated, along with suggestions for how to implement the changes, in our new publication Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements: Key Changes Guide.

We have only included requirements that apply to out of school clubs. Each change listed in the Key Changes Guide includes the relevant paragraph number in the Statutory Framework (2012) together with the relevant page number in the Statutory Framework (2008) so that you can quickly and easily cross-check any changes.

All out of school clubs will need to ensure that their policies, forms and procedures reflect any changes from the Statutory Framework (2012). The Key Changes Guide should make this process much simpler.

You can download the Key Changes Guide for free below:


More information

You might also find the following articles useful:
Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements: Quick Reference Guide
Early Years Foundation Stage 2012
Key changes to practice guidance
New Ofsted inspection guidelines
Key changes to Ofsted regulation framework

Related template packs

Our template packs all reflect the latest version of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage:
Essential Policies Pack
Forms Pack