All staff who provide childcare for children of pre-school age have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn. They should receive appropriate child protection training, and regular updates, in order to provide them with the relevant skills and knowledge to safeguard young children effectively.
Developed by Lorna Ponambalum, an independent safeguarding and inclusion consultant, this Essential CPD course provides you with the knowledge and skills to understand your child protection and safeguarding duties if working in an early years setting.
Please note: The course consists of learning through video, task completion and further reading/research. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives of the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process and complete all relevant activities to ensure they can successfully apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own setting.
Designed in line with the following policies:
- Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage
- Keeping Children Safe in Education
- Working Together to safeguard children
- What to do if you are worried a child is being abused
- Understanding the concepts and key principles of child protection and safeguarding in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the difference between these two terms.
- Exploring the concept of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the detrimental impact these can have on the future of children.
- Understanding the legislation and guidance with respect to the safeguarding and protection of children in an early years setting.
- Identifying the signs and effects of child abuse, as well as understanding how to report and respond to a disclosure made by a child.
- Understanding how to create a safe organisational culture that makes children in an early years setting feel welcomed and valued.