Supported by Waltham Forest

Safeguarding and Child Protection Training for Childminders


Sat, 04 Mar 2017 09:30 - 16:00


Queens Road Community Centre215 Queens RoadWalthamstowLondon E17 8JP


Safeguarding in Education


Understanding the key areas of responsibility, compliance, legislation and guidance regarding safeguarding and child protection relevant to Childminders.


  • Understanding the key areas of responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
  • Understanding of the legislation and guidance underpinning policy, procedures and practice when responding to concerns about a child’s safety or welfare
  • Ability to evidence compliance with OfSTED requirements to ensure all children are safe
  • Ensuring that all Childminders are clear about possible indicators of ‘abuse’ and how these should be managed
  • Awareness of the definitions of abuse and neglect and significant harm in order to make appropriate referrals for intervention. Staff must be able to identify these at the earliest opportunity and to respond in a timely and appropriate way.
  • Awareness of the process for reporting concerns to Children’s Social Care
  • Understanding the processes followed by Children’s Social Care when a referral is made and the thresholds for intervention
  • Learning from serious case reviews to ensure best practice
  • Awareness of best safeguarding practice and how this safeguards children and staff in relation to confidentiality, information sharing, information gathering, recording, whistle blowing, professional boundaries, allegations against professionals and managing disclosures of abuse from children in order to promote the best outcomes for children

Please note - this training meets the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016 guidance, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework guidance and the LA's model Safeguarding Policy and Providers must have regard to the Government's statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children.


To enable Childminders to become familiar with the key areas of responsibility, compliance, legislation and guidance regarding safeguarding and child protection and to develop competence and confidence.

The presentation used for this training course is available to download from this page if you are logged-in on The Hub or WF Online.

Booking information:

For specific information on the course please contact Rita Ali - Senior Child Protection & Safeguarding Advisor on 020 8496 4368. For queries on the booking process only please contact Howard Gladwin - Early Years Training & Quality Coordinator on 020 8496 5126.

The cost of the course (£50) is inclusive of refreshments.

Note: If you are unable to attend the course after booking and cannot send a substitute, please ensure that you inform us of this at least 5 working days prior to the course so we may offer your place to somebody else. Failure to do so will result in you being charged the full fee of the course (£50).


Childminders only