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Safeguarding and Child Protection for Early Years and Childcare Practitioners

This one day course is for Practitioners at all levels who work in Early Years and Childcare Settings.

It seeks to provide you with an introduction to early years safeguarding, that will enable you to have a greater awareness of children's safety and welfare and how to act on and escalate possible concerns.
The aim of this course is to provide you with the skills and confidence to recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse and know local procedures if you have a concern about a child.
If you apply what you have learnt on this course you will be able to;

  • Define what Child Protection and Safeguarding is and what the scope of your role is within safeguarding.
  • Identify the four types of abuse by recognising the signs and indicators and how this may present in children.
  • Identify the key documents relating to safeguarding that support you in your role in safeguarding and where you can find these.
  • Demonstrate how to record and evidence concerns.
  • Describe the importance of acting on safeguarding concerns and know the local process of how to do this.
  • Identify and follow the process of escalating unresolved concerns.
  • This course has been arranged for Early Years settings. Other groups are welcome to attend, but please read the course costs below before booking.

    Course Costs
    Training Subscription members can book onto this course at no additional cost as you have already paid into our training subscription scheme and you will use tokens for payment for this course. The number of tokens each course requires can be found in the Course Brochure. We will take the tokens used off your total and send you a monthly report so you know how many you have used.

    Please check that you have enough tokens to purchase this course before you book. If not, you have the option to purchase additional tokens at any time, please email for details. Alternatively, you can book using the ‘pay-as-you-go’ rate.

    IPEH staff, should contact the Practice Improvement team if they wish to attend.

    Schools who are not part of the Early Years Training Subscription, PVI Care Providers, members of the public and West Sussex County Council staff are required to pay the pay-as-you-go rate. Schools may join the Early Years Training Subscription scheme. Details are available on the West Sussex County Council Website.

    Places on this event are non-refundable, if you are unable to attend please consider substituting your booking.
    Children and Young People / Safeguarding
    PVI Sector - Children
    target audience
    Linda Herriott / Connor Wardell
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    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Saturday 25 January 202009:30 - 15:30Aldingbourne TrustTBA
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Saturday 25 January 2020

    09:30 - 15:30

    Aldingbourne Trust