A practitioner must be designated to take lead responsibility for safeguarding children in every setting. Childminders must take the lead responsibility themselves. The lead practitioner is responsible for liaison with local statutory children's services agencies, and with the LSCB. They must provide support, advice and guidance to any other staff on an ongoing basis, and on any specific safeguarding issue as required. The lead practitioner must attend a child protection training course that enables them to identify, understand and respond appropriately to signs of possible abuse and neglect.
It is expected that delegates will refresh this training every three years.
The course will cover:
The course has been updated to include radicalisation and the Prevent Duty.
The course will provide participants with the basic knowledge that will enable them to identify child protection issues, familiarise them with the initial procedures, and give them the confidence to raise any concerns appropriately.