Safeguarding: Delivered by the Early Years Development Advisors

Only 2 places per settings are able to booked per course at this stage unless otherwise stated, if your require further places you will be placed on a waiting list and contacted nearer the date if you have been allocated additional places.

To book a place on any of the courses in this programme please email: and include title of training requested, name of delegate, setting, email address that will be used to access the training and a contact telephone number.

Level 1:Domestic Abuse Awareness

 (Blended Learning)

These initial courses are for Childminders only, further courses will be available for all practitioners in the autumn term.

Aim & Learning Outcomes
The aim of this course is to raise Childminder's knowledge and understanding of the nature and impact of domestic abuse.

By the end of the course the learner will:

1.    Know the statutory definition of domestic abuse
2.    Explore the different types of abusive behaviours used by perpetrators of domestic abuse
3.    Understand the impact of domestic abuse on victims and survivors
4.    Know the prevalence of domestic abuse
5.    Recognise the myths relating to the causes of domestic abuse
6.    Explore how discrimination in society contributes to the experience and impact of domestic abuse
7.    Know the specialist support services and interventions available for survivors, children and perpetrators

Training format:
This course takes the format of blended learning in three parts:
1.    Pre-course workbook which is sent to you on application for the course
2.    Live, interactive training session via Microsoft Teams 18:30 – 21:00 (2.5 hours, facilitator-led)
3.    Post-course reflection and evaluation (self-guided)
All three elements must be completed to ‘pass’ the training and receive a CPD certificate. The course leader will require evidence that the pre and post work has been completed before issuing a certificate.

Dates for the live sessions on Teams
Monday 5 June 18:30 – 21:00
Tuesday 27 June 18:30 – 21:00

Childminder applications for these 2 courses are being taken via:

Once you have been accepted onto a course you will be sent the workbook

The Role of the Safeguarding Lead Practitioner

This 2 part course is to support the Safeguarding Lead Practitioner in their role to understand:

• The statutory responsibilities settings have to safeguard all children and the importance of discussing concerns with the Early Help Locality Hub or the Children’s Safeguarding Hub.
• An understanding of Whistleblowing and the role of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
• To consider the lessons learnt from Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews, formerly know as Serious Case Reviews.
*This course would also benefit all staff members to understand the legal duties of safeguarding and the reasons why these are in place

Date: Thursday 18th May & Thursday 25th May 2023
Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm - registration from 6:15pm
Venue: via Microsoft Teams