This course will cover the context of legislation, EYFS Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements, and the Local Safeguarding Children Board procedures:
The course will enable the manager and/or safeguarding lead practitioner to develop a child protection policy and to communicate appropriately with staff and parents about the issues.
Updated safeguarding requirement September 2016 - "During term time, or when the setting is in operation, the designated safeguarding lead or an appropriately trained deputy should be available during opening hours for staff to discuss safeguarding concerns."
This course presumes a good working knowledge of issues related to safeguarding children. It follows on from the introductory safeguarding children workshop. Participants are expected to have completed this or an equivalent course. Designated members of staff for safeguarding need to have training every two years and their knowledge and skills should be refreshed at least annually. Further multi-agency training is available from the Local Safeguarding Children Board.