Safeguarding children

Would you know what to do if you suspected a child in your care might be at risk of harm? Our course will help you understand your responsibilities, and is free for members.

What's the aim of the course?

To help everyone who works in childcare understand their roles and responsibilities in relation to safeguarding, protection and the welfare of children.

Who's the course for?

Nursery workers, childminders, nannies and childminding assistants in England and Wales. Our Safeguarding course has been reviewed by Cache and the content fully endorsed. Cache is the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education and is the leading specialist awarding organisation for the care and education sector.

Why should I do this course?

Children are vulnerable and rely on adults to help them to feel safe and secure. As an early years and childcare practitioner you have a responsibility to ensure that children are able to grow and develop in a safe and stimulating environment.

The PACEY safeguarding course has been designed to help you fulfil these requirements and ensure you have the confidence to recognise, respond and refer if you should have any concerns.

The course covers your duty of care and how this links to regulation. Many of the aspects of safeguarding children are generic, for example risk assessing and signs and symptoms, however how you report will depend on your own local authority. So here we look at how you can identify your own local procedures. You'll also explore your responsibilities as either a lone worker or an employer.

You will know the children in your care very well and will be alert to any issues or concerns. The course looks at different types of abuse and how you might recognise any signs. You will also learn what actions you need to take if needed.

The final section of the course covers policies and procedures and encourages you to consider the procedures you will follow, whether you work alone or in a group setting. Having and reviewing a safeguarding policy allows you to clearly demonstrate to parents, colleagues and regulatory bodies that you understand the importance of having a clear procedure to follow should you have any concerns over a child, parent or colleague.

How to access your training

Log in to MyPACEY to be transferred into our online training platform. You can then start the free training courses and do them on any internet-enabled device. Further courses are available to buy, depending on your membership type.

If you're not yet a member of PACEY, you can purchase this course for just £19.99.

Here's what some of our members thought  

"I have been guided to some very informative websites and factsheets which will enable me to implement this training in an effective manner. Specifically in the areas of partnership with parents and whistleblowing."

"I am aware of what I need to include in my safeguarding policy. Being a childminder is lone working and I did not think about a whistle-blowing policy. Thanks to this training I will now include this."

"The online platform was extremely easy to use with clear links to the EYFS and regional requirements."

"It was very clear and extremely interesting, besides this, it offers a lot of information but it can be done at my own pace. As a chidlminder I found sometimes difficult to attend courses, therefore I am very pleased that PACEY offers these interesting courses."

"Been on other child protection courses. This was the best learnt so much more. Many thanks to PACEY."

Can I buy multiple courses?

If you work for a local authority or a training provider, you can make multiple purchases of this e-learning course. Call PACEY on 0300 003 0005 to discuss your requirements.

"We have viewed the training and thought it was brilliant! Very up to date and we loved the links to the EYFS and further resources." Dionne Royston, Childcare Sufficiency and Safeguarding Advisor, Leicestershire County Council.