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Safeguarding children


Safeguarding children online learning module

This online module is CPD Accredited with the CPD Accreditation Service.

This CPD Accredited and LSCB approved online course will guide you through the information needed to understand your responsibilities to help keep children safe from harm.

Ofsted have confirmed that they will accept online safeguarding training providing it meets the requirements of the EYFS.

This course is aimed at providing an introduction or refresher about Safeguarding Children and is relevant to all who work with children or young people, whether you are a Registered Childminder working alone or employing others or if you work in a large group setting.

It includes:

  • identifying the categories and recognising the signs and symptoms of abuse.

  • Introductions to Child Sexual Exploitation, Female Genital Mutilation and the Prevent Duty with clear links of where to access additional information on these high profile areas of safeguarding.

  • explanations of responsibilities for reporting concerns and appropriate information sharing among professionals as needed by childminders as the designated lead (EYFS 3.5)

  • ways which early years’ workers can help protect themselves from allegations of abuse.

  • safeguarding children employers responsiblity handout for childminders who employ others

  • Breast Ironing

  • Gang Activity- including County Lines

  • Signs of Safety. An international tool that has been adopted by many Local Authorities

Childminding UK online training is available to you to either complete all at once or re-visit as many times as you need to depending on the time you have available. Unlike some online courses, there are no limits to how many times you can retake the Knowledge Test at the end of the course. Once successfully completed, you can print off your own named certificate for your record of ongoing Continuous Professional Development.

We will also send your name and email address along with details of this module to the CPD Accreditation Service who will email you your CPD Certificate showing the number of CPD hours you have earned. You can view their privacy statement on their website

Buying this course for someone else? Please make sure you create a new account for the person you are buying this for and don't buy through your own account so that certificates are issued in their name and not yours

Please note: This module is included in our Childminding Introductory Training Course and our Common Core Training for the Childcare Register. If you are currently completing either of these courses, you do not need to purchase this module as well.

How long do I have to complete this course?

This course is included in the Childminding UK annual membership subscription. If you are purchasing as a non member it will be available for a year from date of purchase.