Welfare requirements 2017 - key changes

From 3 April 2017, all out of school clubs on the Early Years Register will need to ensure that their policies, forms and procedures reflect any changes in the new version of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2017).

We have identified all the significant changes to the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements in the Statutory Framework (2017) compared to the previous version of the Statutory Framework, which was published in 2014. These are all tabulated, along with suggestions for how to implement the changes, in our new publication Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements 2017: Key Changes Guide

We have only included requirements that apply to out of school club settings, so that you don't need to waste time reading through information that is irrelevant to you. Each change listed in the Key Changes Guide includes the appropriate paragraph numbers in the Statutory Framework (2017) and the Statutory Framework (2014) so that you can quickly and easily cross-check any changes.

OOSA members can download the Key Changes Guide for free. (Log in to access the download link.)


If you are not yet a member of the Out of School Alliance you can join today and start enjoying the benefits of membership - such as downloading the Key Changes Guide - straightaway.

More information

You might also find the following articles useful: 
Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements 2017: Quick Reference Guide 
Early Years Foundation Stage 2017