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This course is for staff and volunteers working in all Early Years settings. During the session you will gain a basic understanding of your role in establishing a safe environment and safe working practices in protecting children and young people from harm and abuse. You will gain confidence handling concerns and disclosures, learn the signs and symptoms of abuse, gain knowledge about the legal background of child protection and discuss the multi-agency approach to safeguarding.
It is expected that delegates will refresh this training every three years.Essential Information
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."
It is expected that delegates will refresh their training every two years.