Safeguarding and Designated Lead: Child Protection Training from the Early Years Hub

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Safeguarding and Designated Lead: Child Protection Training from the Early Years Hub2018-09-11T13:56:20+00:00

Our safeguarding training is delivered directly to customers from our training centre, as in-house options and also through contracts for a number of local authorities.

We often get asked questions about safeguarding practice and the kind of training early years providers need to access. Here are a few snippets from Rachel’s interview with Kathy Brodie’s Early Years TV to help you consider some of the important elements of safeguarding and designated safeguarding lead practice and training. The full interview can be seen on Early Years TV along with other fabulous interviews with Kathy and leading early years experts. Please take a look at Early Years TV’s website and sign up for on-going CPD opportunities.

Childminders as designated safeguarding lead – Early Years TV clip


The role of the designated lead when supporting staff – Early Years TV clip


Being child centred – Early Years TV clip


Our courses are always up-dated with the latest legislation, Government guidance and information that inform best practice such as lessons from serious case reviews.

Here’s some links to new and current Government guidance:

Working Together to Safeguard Children: A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. – July 2018 

This guidance covers expectations for individual services working with children and young people. It explains the specific responsibilities for early years and childcare. They should:

  • be alert to any issues of concern in the child’s life
  • have and implement a policy and procedures to safeguard children. This must include an explanation of the action to be taken when there are safeguarding concerns about a child and in the event of an allegation being made against a member of staff. The policy must also cover the use of mobile phones and cameras in the setting, that staff complete safeguarding training that enables them to understand their safeguarding policy and procedures, have up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding issues, and recognise signs of potential abuse and neglect
  • have a practitioner who is designated to take lead responsibility for safeguarding children within each early years setting and who must liaise with local statutory children’s services as appropriate. This lead must also complete child protection training

Information sharing Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers  – July 2018 

This HM Government advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to support practitioners in the decisions they take to share information, which reduces the risk of harm to children and young people and promotes their well-being.

Keeping children safe in education: Statutory guidance for schools and colleges  – 3rd September 2018

This statutory guidance should be read and followed by governing bodies of maintained schools (including maintained nursery schools) and colleges; The EYFS states that Schools have to have REGARD to this and early years providers might find it ‘helpful’.

*Our safeguarding training is delivered directly to customers from our training centre, as in-house options and also through contracts for a number of local authorities local safeguarding children (LSCB’s) boards

Courses delivered in the next calendar are:

Safeguarding Children EYFS focus: 19th September and 10th November 2018, 15th January and 2nd March 2019

Safeguarding Children – Schools focus: 14th November 2018 and 19th March 2019

Designated Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection in an Early Years Setting: 8th October 2018 and 24th January 2019

Designated Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection in Schools: 26th September 2018 and 28th February 2019