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Workshops for childcare professionals

We support staff from Ofsted registered settings in Surrey with training.

Safeguarding training in the autumn term

Designated Safeguarding Lead - combined new to role and refresher training

This one day workshop is aimed at those new to the role of designated safeguarding lead (DSL) or if you're in need of updating your DSL knowledge on child protection and safeguarding issues.

Workshop content:

  • the role and responsibilities of the DSL including sharing training with all setting staff
  • policies, procedures and legislation and what has changed
  • reporting concerns, whistle blowing and safe working practice
  • dealing with allegations against staff and the role of the local authority designated officer (LADO)
  • child protection plans and core groups.

DSLs must have completed the Surrey Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) Working Together to Safeguard Children e-learning course. And if not already done so must attend or be booked on to the SSCB Multi-Agency Core Training, Foundation Modules 1 and 2.

Book your place. There is a £50 charge for this workshop, so remember to have your debit/credit card handy.

Please note:

  • This workshop is not open to you if you work in a local education authority school.
  • You need to update your DSL training every two years, by attending a Designated Safeguarding Lead workshop.

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Safeguarding training for home-based childcarers

This is a three hour workshop for existing, Ofsted registered, home-based childcarers. It aims to give you the opportunity to develop your awareness and update your knowledge of what to do if you have concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people.

Workshop contents:

  • recognise abuse and understand the impact of abuse
  • understand guidance and law relating to safeguarding children and what has changed
  • identify what children and young people want and need to feel safe
  • understand what multi-agency working means
  • know what individuals need to do about reporting concerns, including other colleagues
  • understand the importance of safe working practice.

Book your place. There is a £25 charge for this workshop, so remember to have your debit/credit card handy.

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Safeguarding training for practitioners in group settings

We're not offering any specific safeguarding training for practitioners in the autumn term. It's the DSLs responsibility to make sure all the staff in their setting are up to date with their knowledge and awareness of safeguarding children and young people.

New staff can complete the SSCB Working Together to Safeguard Children e-learning course as part of their induction.

Files available to download

  • Learning Agreement (179.5 KB)
    This Learning Agreement applies to practitioners going on training run by Surrey Early Years and Childcare Service