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Safeguarding for all Supervisory Staff in Childcare Settings

This course is aimed at managers/supervisors and/or staff and Childminders who have particular responsibilities in relation to staff who attend Child Protection Conferences or Core Groups, and have responsibilities for staff recruitment. It will help practitioners fulfil the requirements of the EYFS in relation to staff supervision. This focuses on supervision that will promote safer child protection practice but is not primarily focused on wider aspects of management and leadership processes.

One day course for

Managers/supervisors and staff/childminders who have particular responsibility in relation to Child Protection

Presented by

Kim McCann - CSD Workforce Development Officer

The cost of this course is NOT covered by SfYC subscriptions, and must be paid for separately.  Invoices will be raised after the event.

This course was previously known as "Safeguarding Group 4" - it has been redesigned and is presented by HCC Children's Services team rather than by an external trainer.  It is now just one full day rather than two.

Course prerequisites:

Course content:

This course will equip participants with the necessary knowledge to contribute to child protection enquiries and understand the complexities of thresholds and significant harm.

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Have built on their knowledge of statutory legislation and guidance concerning safeguarding children from harm, including 4LSCB child protection procedures

  • Be able to consider how to make informed professional judgements

  • Be able to consider how the culture of the setting is important in providing a safe environment for children and their own responsibility in maintaining an environment where children are protected from harm

  • Be able to work effectively within the multi-agency network where there are concerns that a child might be at risk of significant harm, including making referrals, contributing to assessments, child protection conferences and core groups

  • Understand the significance of good record keeping, including storage and access to records

  • Understand their role in leading safeguarding practice within settings, including safer recruitment, induction and supervision

  • Have explored a definition of staff supervision and how this may be applied within an early years environment

  • Be able to consider the difference that staff supervision can make to outcomes for children

  • Understand the emotional impact of a child protection situation on practitioners, and how supervision can work with these emotions to maintain a safe environment for children

  • Be able to use a model for delivering supervision in order to promote safer child protection practice

Other Booking Information

If you are an online booker please book online - if you experience any difficulty please consult the Learning Zone Help pages in the first instance.  If you are unable to resolve your problem please email stating the nature of your issue.

  • Travel and supply costs must be met by the applicant.  Lunch is not provided.
  • If you are unable to book online please compete this application form - be sure to state your employers full billing address and the establishment OFSTED URN number.
  • All bookings are subject to our Cancellation Policy - please exercise responsible booking practice.


standard rate