The course will cover the context of legislation, EYFS Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements, and the Local Safeguarding Children Board procedures:
- key elements of a child protection policy
- highlight changes with regard to the Front Door for Families
- writing policy and procedures to help staff deal with the scenarios that they might face
- consulting with stakeholders
- communicating with parents and children
- ensuring that workers are familiar with, and parents are aware of, the policy
- training needs in relation to the policy
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.