Security is a major priority for early years providers. Childcare must be delivered in a safe and secure environment.

Not only should the site be secured against crime, it should also be secured against intruders getting into the premises unobserved and against children being able to leave the site unsupervised. This is a fundamental aspect of the safeguarding duty incumbent on all providers.

This topic covers general premises security and how to establish a security-conscious culture. The security of information and data cybersecurity is covered in the Data Protection topic and security of access at collection and dropping-off times is covered in the Visitors topic.

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