Effective Safeguarding Practice

Course Description

The purpose of the course is to provide an overview of your safeguarding responsibilities as an early years practitioner. It covers the language and principles of safeguarding and the legal and statutory regulation of early years services and requirements as laid out in the Early Years Foundation Stage. It also covers what you need to know to enable you to identify the potential signs and indicators of abuse and neglect, and how respond to child protection concerns. The course has been revised to take into account the changes to the statutory guidance Working together to safeguard children.

Course Content

Module 1 - The Language and Context of Safeguarding

• The language of safeguarding

• Referring concerns and the principle of early help

• Child abuse

• Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility

• Child-centred working

• Take timely action

• Reflection

Module 2 - Legal and Statutory Regulation

• Child protection

• Staff suitability

• Allegations of harm against a member of staff or volunteer

• The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

• Whistleblowing

• Promoting good health

• Managing children’s behaviour

• Ensuring the safety and suitability of premises, environment and equipment

• Supporting children with SEND

• Concerns and complaints

• Safeguarding, inspections and the Common Inspection Framework (CIF)

Module 3 - Recognising Abuse and Neglect

• Identifying abuse

• Considering parental indications

• Risks

• Allegations against staff

Module 4 - Responding to Concerns

• The designated person

• Multi-agency working

• Information sharing

• Consent

• Referring concerns about adults who may be vulnerable to the local authority

• Child protection plans

• Child in Need plans

• Recording

Key Features

• Written by experts at the Early Years Alliance

• Visually engaging and highly interactive

• Answer explanations for those who achieve the pass mark

• Four CPD hours with a personalised downloadable certificate

• 70% pass mark

How to apply

This online training course normally costs £42 but is available free to Childcare.co.uk gold members. For more details see our online training page.

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