Safeguarding for childminders

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

Overview of course

Course code: CM SAF
Cost: £80
Timings: 8:45 – 16:30
Venue: various

Audience: Prospective and registered home-based childcarers

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

Refreshments: 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: 

At the end of the course, learners will understand how to support the safeguarding, protection and welfare rights  for all children aged 0-19 years growing up in England.

They should be able to:

  • 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  

Rosemarie Dorgan

Rosemarie has been working with STEEP delivering our training for childminders training for the past 7 years.