Introduction to Safeguarding

Target audience

All early years workforce.

About this course

An introductory course which will support the early years workforce in developing the knowledge, understanding and skills to recognise and respond appropriately to safeguarding concerns and to protect the children and young people they work with.

Date, time and venue

Date Time Venue
Tuesday 12 March 2024 12:30 – 16:30 Mansfield Woodhouse Children's Centre (North)
Tuesday 14 May 2024 13:00 - 17:00 County Hall (South)

Course tutor

Early Years Quality Improvement Advisers.



Courses are payable by credit or debit card at the time of booking, please follow the instructions on Eventbrite – invoices will not be sent for these courses


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South (May) Book online using Eventbrite

Further course information


  • to enable those who work with children and young people to develop awareness and understanding of safeguarding children and child protection
  • to be able to recognise and respond appropriately to safeguarding and relate these to their roles and responsibilities within their own organisation.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course practitioners should be able to:

  1. Identify what is meant by safeguarding, child protection and child abuse.
  2. Identify the relevant legislation and guidance that provides the framework for safeguarding children and young people.
  3. Name the categories of child abuse and neglect and recognise the signs and indicators of each.
  4. Recognise how their own beliefs, experience and attitudes might influence professional involvement in safeguarding work.
  5. Respond to concerns about the safety and welfare of a child or young person using safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures within the setting or organisation in which they work.

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