Safeguarding children training

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.

Do you know how to safeguard and protect children?

If you work with children, you have a responsibility to help to protect them. You must be aware of your roles and responsibilities in relation to safeguarding, child protection and the welfare of children. Children are vulnerable and rely on adults to help them to feel safe and secure. You have a responsibility to ensure that children are able to grow and develop in a safe and stimulating environment.

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.

**Important information for those in Wales. Following changes to the National Minimum Standards (NMS) in May 2023 this course should be seen as an introduction to safeguarding in Wales and further training to meet the requirements of the NMS will be required by providers.** 

Members get more

As a Practitioner member of PACEY, you can purchase our safeguarding course for a discount member exclusive price here.

Want to get this course for free? With our Practitioner Plus or Manager memberships you can access this course for free and renew it whenever you need. Find out more about Practitioner Plus membership and Manager membership here.

Safeguarding course with PACEY

The PACEY safeguarding course has been designed to help you meet your responsibilities. It will help ensure you have the confidence to recognise, respond to and refer a child for further help if you should have any concerns.

Our child protection training course covers your duty of care and how this links to childcare policy and practice. 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.

"Excellent training with lots of resources provided to further knowledge and to keep as reference material."

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.

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.

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Can I buy multiple courses?

Please email us with details of the number of courses you'd like to purchase. Don't forget that Safeguarding for up to 10 additional members of staff is available with Manager membership.

"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.