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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.

    Early Help staff, should contact the Practice Improvement team by email on if they wish to attend.

    Places on this event are non-refundable, if you are unable to attend please consider substituting your booking.
    Children and Young People / Safeguarding
    Early Years / PVI Sector - Children
    target audience
    Sue Carr
    Learning and Development Admin (
    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Thursday 24 September 202009:30 - 15:30Field Place - WorthingTBA
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Thursday 24 September 2020

    09:30 - 15:30

    Field Place - Worthing