Childminders play a key role in the welfare of  the children they look after; they are ideally placed to spot any early signs of abuse or neglect.  Some of Statutory guidance applicable to childminders includes:

Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 places a statutory duty on childminders as “key persons and bodies to make arrangements to ensure that in discharging their functions, they have regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.”

The Early Years’ Foundation Stage Statutory Framework 

Working together to safeguard children 2013

Childminders can take the Child Protection for Childminders training course to learn more about the safeguarding law and guidance which applies to their work. The training course also provides  the child protection knowledge required, by childminders, to  fulfil their safeguarding role and responsibilities. The Child Protection for Childminders course has been written in association with a leading
childminders association and uses sector specific case studies and questions to make the learning relevant and meaningful.

The course is an online child protection training course making it ideally suited to, and appreciated by, childminders as it can be taken at their convenience and can be stopped and started as many times as required – always taking the learner back to where they were. To see a full course breakdown of what is covered in the training please click here