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Safeguarding in Education: Early Years

£28.95 + VAT per course

Discounts apply for multiple purchases, see pricing table below

A 'three-in-one' online safeguarding training course written specifically for the Early Years sector, educating staff on the key areas Ofsted inspectors consider, including child protection together with online safety and the Prevent duty. A valuable tool for staff, leaders and managers who want to instil a 'culture of vigilance' in their setting.

Written specifically for Early Years Practitioners
3 courses in 1 covering Prevent Duty, online safety, and child protection
Takes between 1 to 2 hours to complete
Pause and restart as many times as necessary
Certificate instantly available on successful completion
Online management system for organisations
Bulk discounts available

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5 star review

For my own use as a nursery manager I found the course to be very detailed. I will be using it for my staff.
Lindsey Baines, Nursery Manager

5 star review

Very convenient, with a full-time job and a family I find it difficult to attend courses through face-to-face training. All info previous to assessment was useful and it was good to be able to go back in to check. Pleased with the information and resources received.
Kari-Anne Higham, Educare for Early Years

Key Features

In line with the latest government guidance, including the 2018 updates to ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ and ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’

Essentially 3 courses in 1, covering in-depth issues such as child sexual exploitation, anti-radicalisation, e-Safety, how to report concerns and Prevent training in one comprehensive course

Fulfils the safeguarding training outcomes as specified by Ofsted and equivalent inspecting bodies

Covers everything from concern to referral, so suits the needs of anyone working in the Early Years sector

Easy to understand, using a combination of information, scenarios and questions specific to the Early Years sector

Management System

Our online learning management system has been built to solve the problem of maintaining central records for all safeguarding and child protection training and ensuring that everyone’s training is current and up-to-date. If an inspecting body wants to check your records, simply use our website to display a full record of staff training certificates.

You can also set up automatic reminder emails to ask your users to take or retake training. You can tailor these emails and the timings for sending and you can even specify that the email appears to come from yourself. Once enabled, the training system will manage all of the chasing for you.

FAQ

What is the difference between the Safeguarding in Education and Safeguarding in Education: Early Years courses and which one should I take?

The Safeguarding in Education: Early Years course has been written specifically for those working in the Early Years sector. The scenarios and information are specific to Early Years settings. If you teach in a primary or secondary environment, you should choose our Safeguarding in Education course.

Is this safeguarding training suitable for all my staff?

The Safeguarding in Education: Early Years course has been written specifically for those working in the Early Years sector. It is suitable for members of teaching and support staff, governors, trustees, volunteers, leaders and managers.

We are based in Wales/Scotland/Northern Ireland. Can we still take this safeguarding course?

Our Safeguarding in Education: Early Years course is available with variants specifically written for England, Wales and Scotland. Please note: Northern Ireland works within a different framework, so we would advise users to contact their local authority to ask what is required in their area before purchasing this safeguarding course.

“Very convenient, with a full-time job and a family I find it difficult to attend courses through face-to-face training. All info previous to assessment was useful and it was good to be able to go back in to check. Pleased with the information and resources received.”

Kari-Anne Higham, Educare for Early Years

Details / Benefits

Time Saving

  • Instant access to courses
  • Training can be taken any time – no need for staff to even be on site
  • Takes between 1-2 hours to complete
  • Courses can be taken 24/7 online or on mobile devices

Cost Effective

  • Less expensive than face-to-face training
  • No requirements for minimum or maximum group sizes
  • Unlimited licenses available, meaning all new staff, volunteers and trustees, etc. can be trained year-round at no extra cost

Easily Evidenced

  • Retrieve centrally held online certificates at the touch of a button
  • Individual, personalised certificates can be downloaded and printed

User Friendly

  • Automated reminders when training is due for renewal
  • Courses can be stopped and restarted at any point
  • Course notes and resources available for the duration of certification
  • Downloadable Excel reports so you can monitor completion
  • Friendly, UK-based customer support centre in case you have any queries

Sector Specific

  • Regional variants available for England, Scotland and Wales
  • Course regularly updated to fit legislation changes
  • Covers required topics from key documentation

Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll be able to download a personalised safeguarding training certificate valid for 2 years.

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Course Content

What will you learn on this course?

This course provides an introduction to safeguarding and child protection. It focuses on a range of safeguarding issues, including abuse, radicalisation, online safety and other associated areas. The content will offer guidance on how to take action in relation to safeguarding and it is suitable for anyone working in an Early Years setting.

Once you have completed the course, you will:

  • Have an awareness of the range of legislation and guidance surrounding safeguarding and the protection of children
  • Be able to define the different types of child abuse
  • Be able to demonstrate an awareness of the various indicators of abuse and neglect
  • Be able to recognise the vulnerabilities to radicalisation
  • Understand the potential online safety risks
  • Be aware of the effects of personal values and attitudes towards abuse
  • Understand your responsibility to report concerns
  • Be aware of the importance of maintaining a child focus
  • Be able to demonstrate an awareness of the actions to take in the event of suspected abuse

The content intersects with the aims of several areas of legislation and guidance, such as The Children Act (1989), The Prevent Duty (2015), Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) and other key statutory and non-statutory regulation and support.

Module 1- Pre-course Assessment

This short, scenario-based module is designed to help you assess your current knowledge and begin thinking about issues surrounding abuse and safeguarding that may manifest.

By the end of the module, you will have a clearer understanding of your own level of knowledge.

Module 2 - Overview

It is a sad truth that child abuse, radicalisation, cyberbullying and child sexual exploitation are all still a common occurrence in the United Kingdom. This module will introduce you to the terminology of safeguarding and will define key words and concepts that will inform the rest of the course.

By the end of the module, you will have an increased awareness of those most vulnerable to abuse, on what scale abuse occurs, and the definitions of key terms such as ‘child’ and ‘safeguarding’.

Module 3 - Legislation and Guidance

Over the years, a number of pieces of legislation and guidance have been implemented to help safeguard and protect children in the United Kingdom. The purpose of this module is to help you understand what legislation is in place and why it is needed. You will not be expected to suddenly be able to quote the laws themselves, but it will help with good safeguarding practice if you have a general overview of them. It is vital that all staff understand the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead Person (DSL) in Early Years provision, so this module also looks at their responsibilities.

For England, the course takes into account Working Together to Safeguard Children and Keeping Children Safe in Education

For those based in Scotland and Wales, the course takes into account:

  • The Rights of Children and Young Persons Measure (Wales)
  • Getting It Right for Every Child (Scotland)

By the end of the module, you will have a better understanding of the main safeguarding-related legislation and guidance. You will also consider the vital role played by the Designated Safeguarding Lead Person in ensuring effective safeguarding takes place.

Module 4 - What is Safeguarding?

This module will support your ability to recognise those children who are potentially at risk. You will look at what safeguarding is concerned with and this will help you to define the main kinds of child abuse. The module will then move on to consider the specific categories of abuse.

By the end of the module, you will have a clearer understanding of the difference between child protection and safeguarding. You will also know more about the specific categories of safeguarding and the impact they can have.

Module 5 - Online Safety and Safeguarding

This module looks at the role safeguarding should have when it comes to online safety for the Early Years. The content will give you an overview of the potential online risks for children in relation to, amongst other areas, grooming, sexting and cyberbullying. The module will remind you of the legal position should you become aware of an incident, and will outline ways of empowering children to be safe and report issues they might encounter when online. Many children are now quite digitally aware from an early age, and the sooner the safeguarding process starts the better.

By the end of the module, you will have extended your knowledge of the risks associated with technology, the different aspects of online safeguarding in education, specific risks children may be exposed to, and effective online safety practice.

Module 6 - Radicalisation and Extremism

All Early Years settings have a legal duty to prevent children from exposure to extremism.  

This module places the Prevent strategy in the context of the Early Years environment and considers the ways in which radicalisation can affect a child and the groups that may attempt to induct a young person into their ideology.

By the end of the module, you will have a greater understanding of the signs of radicalisation and what to do should you feel a child is in danger under the Prevent strategy.

Module 7 - Signs and Indicators of Abuse

As you will have seen in earlier modules, children often find it difficult to discuss abuse and abusers can become very skilled at covering their tracks. It is therefore vital that we can recognise the possible signs of abuse.

At the end of this module, you will have a better understanding of the signs of physical, emotional and sexual abuse, and neglect. You will also have an outline of the professional responsibilities expected of Early Years Workers.

Module 8 - Maintaining a Child Focus

The focus when working on safeguarding or dealing with a potential abuse scenario must be the safety of the child. Maintaining a child focus is key to the process of identification & reporting, because statistically, it is sadly the case that children sometimes report several times before any action is taken. The learning you complete in this module will be contextualised in a realistic situation so that you can see how being ‘child focused’ can be achieved.

By the end of this module, you will have a better understanding of what it means to be child-centred in your approach, as well as the responsibilities of those who work in the Early Years in relation to documenting decisions made.

Module 9 - Responding to Concerns

This part of the course builds on the work we did in earlier modules. Children can disclose in a number of ways, so while you want to maintain confidentiality where appropriate, you also need to know when to report and to whom. It is vital that you respond quickly and appropriately when presented with a disclosure of abuse, and this module covers the right process to follow and what to do (and what not to do) to achieve the desired outcome.

By the end of this module, you will have a better understanding of the correct procedures to follow in response to a potential abuse situation and what to do if you have concerns about the behaviour of an adult. A step-by-step guide is included, which will help you refer any concerns you may have.

Module 10 - Final Assessment

You will now take all that you have learned and apply it to an assessment of your knowledge. The final assessment is your opportunity to show how much you have absorbed and why it is so important to have child protection training.

Once you have passed your assessment, you will be able to download your certificate. Your pass rate will be 70% but don’t worry if you do not pass the first time, as you can take the test multiple times.

Course Costs

Number of Courses

  • 1
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 100

Total Cost (ex VAT)

  • £28.95
  • £51.90
  • £114.00
  • £206.50
  • £388.00
  • £1,750.00

Total Cost (inc VAT)

  • £34.74
  • £62.28
  • £136.80
  • £247.80
  • £465.60
  • £2,100.00

Cost Per Course (ex VAT)

  • £28.95
  • £25.95
  • £22.80
  • £20.65
  • £19.40
  • £17.50
Number of Courses:

1

Total Cost (ex VAT): £28.95

Total Cost (inc VAT): £34.74

Cost Per Course (ex VAT): £28.95

Number of Courses:

2

Total Cost (ex VAT): £51.90

Total Cost (inc VAT): £62.28

Cost Per Course (ex VAT): £25.95

Number of Courses:

5

Total Cost (ex VAT): £114.00

Total Cost (inc VAT): £136.80

Cost Per Course (ex VAT): £22.80

Number of Courses:

10

Total Cost (ex VAT): £206.50

Total Cost (inc VAT): £247.80

Cost Per Course (ex VAT): £20.65

Number of Courses:

20

Total Cost (ex VAT): £388.00

Total Cost (inc VAT): £465.60

Cost Per Course (ex VAT): £19.40

Number of Courses:

100

Total Cost (ex VAT): £1,750.00

Total Cost (inc VAT): £2,100.00

Cost Per Course (ex VAT): £17.50