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Safeguarding, Duty of Care, Child Protection – for Childminders

27 March @ 08:45 - 16:30

Hatcham Oak Early Childhood Centre, Wallbutton Road, Brockley, London, SE4 2NX

Safeguarding, Duty of Care, Child Protection Awareness  

This one day course provides an introduction to ‘Safeguarding’ and explains the procedures to be followed ‘if you are worried a child in your care is at risk or is being abused’.


Audience: Prospective and Registered Homebased Childcarers.


Aims:  Learners understand how to support the safeguarding, protection and welfare rights  for all children aged 0-19 years growing up in England.



Tea and coffee: will be provided however due to COVID19, we would recommend everyone bring their own tea/coffee in a safe thermos.

Lunch: is not provided. We would recommend you bring your lunch with you as the nearest shops are a 10/15 minute walk away.

Specific Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of the session learners can:

  • Explain the terms safeguarding, duty of care and child protection and responsibilities for professional outlined in Keeping Children Safe 2016
  • Summarise regulatory requirements for safeguarding children attending the home based setting including a short overview of The Prevent Duty 2015
  • Identify own Local Authority /Local Safeguarding Children’s Board procedures
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of the lone worker in a home based setting in relation to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children  
  • Explain procedures to be followed by lone workers in home based settings when harm or abuse are suspected or alleged against self and or third parties
  • Describe signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviours that may relate to domestic abuse, neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse
  • Describe the actions to take if harm or abuse is suspected and/or disclosed
  • Write a policy setting down the procedures for the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children attending own home based setting
  • Continue in their ongoing  professional development  

Learners must attend the course in full to merit Certificate of Attendance awarded at the day. Those arriving after 9.30pm will not be admitted.  


Rosemarie Dorgan

Terms and Conditions of Purchase

By purchasing this ticket online I agree to the following terms and conditions:

COVID19: In purchasing this ticket you acknowledge the precautions we have taken in line with Government guidance to reduce the risk of spreading COVID19 and agreed to only attend training if you believe it is safe to do so. View these measures in the next tab.


Payment: Payments are made in advance of the event taking place. If you attend the event without having paid for a place, you may be turned away from the event.

It may be possible to make an online payment on arrival at the event to gain entry where places are available, but this facility cannot be guaranteed.


Timekeeping: Prompt time keeping is essential in ensuring a professional learning environment. Late-comers may be refused admission to the course/training event where entry may be detrimental to the learning of others.


Cancellation: If you are no longer able to attend the course, please notify us by email STEEPcontact@gmail.com, giving us at least 7 days notice. If you fail to do this your full course fee will be retained. In the event the organiser has to cancel or reschedule the event, your booking will be transferred to the next available date or a full refund provided.


Refund policy: Refunds will only be given if the attendee gives 7 days notice of non-attendance. After this time no refunds will be given.

Important notice

Please DO NOT attending training if you have any of the following symptoms as you will not be admitted to the training room:

  • Fever
  • Continuous cough
  • A loss of smell or taste
    If you believe you may have been in contact with someone in the last 7 days who has COVID19 symptoms, please DO NOT attending training .

Please DO NOT attend training if you are in the governments ‘high risk’ category. Find out about these categories here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk/whos-at-higher-risk-from-coronavirus/

STEEP will take the following measures to assist with social distancing measures during the training:

  • The training room will be cleaned and sanitised pre and post the training event
  • All chairs will be spaced according to government guidelines
  • Delegates will be provided with clipboards instead of tables to reduce common ‘touch points’
  • Windows will be left open to enable air circulation through the training room
  • Hand sanitiser as well as soap and water will be available throughout the day
  • Masks will be on sale to delegates if they would like to wear them (this will not be mandatory)

We ask all delegates to social distance during their training and we reserve the right to ask anyone who does not comply to leave.


South Thames Early Education Partnership and Teaching School Alliance. (STEEP)


Hatcham Oak Early Childhood Centre
Wallbutton Road, Brockley
London, SE4 2NX United Kingdom
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