Safeguarding Children: Designated Safeguarding Lead (Z720)

Safeguarding Children: Designated Safeguarding Lead (Z720)

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Safeguarding Children: Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Safeguarding Children: Designated Safeguarding Lead

 For: Universal* - this course is only available to registered childcare providers operating in Leicestershire

 *Universal = Everyone working or volunteering with children

 For: Safeguarding Designated Person

*The course would be suitable for childminders however 'Safeguarding Children: Childminder Designated Safeguarding Lead' would be much more suitable for all experienced Childminders.

This course is being offered at the highly subsidised rate of £20.00 to acknowledge and support your current potential financial issues due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Delivery Information:

This course will take place via Zoom Conferencing platform, Zoom platform is accessible on PCs, tablets and smartphones, however please ensure your device has been updated to the latest version/software, some users are experiencing issues caused by out of date software/operating system. If you use a phone/tablet the quality and accessibility of videos and functionality of the PowerPoint may be affected; for the best experience we advise you use a laptop/desktop PC.

The direct link to join the live session will usually be included in the ORIGINAL confirmation email sent from Eventbrite when you complete the booking – this confirmation email is sent to the email address you enter for the ticket holder. Please check with the person who will be attending the session that they have received this email and can see the link to join at least 2 days prior to the session at this point please contact if you cannot find/see the link to join. Subsequent emails sent from Eventbrite are reminders only (may not include the link to join).

All delegates must logon and ‘join’ the live session 10 minutes prior to course commencement, this is to ensure the course starts on time and without disruption. It is delegates responsibility to ensure they can see, hear and be seen and heard before the course start time. Trainers will be on hand to trouble shoot, help/support login, check camera and audio function etc for 10 minutes prior to course commencement. Trainers must take a register before the course starts, therefore once the session has started you may refused entry due to the disruption this causes for other learners.

We are aware that the device you use may be different to the name of the person the ticket was originally booked for (Jeff’s iPad), to support the trainer in completing the course register can we please ask all delegates to type your name and the name of your place of work into the comments area to help the trainer identify who is attending the course (Childminders please add CM to the end of your name). Each ticket bought is for only one person and they must access the training on an individual device, it is not suitable for delegates to share a device.

All learners will be expected to attend by video call as standard, with cameras on during the delivery. Courses are interactive so please expect to contribute and take part in full.

By signing up to this course you are providing your consent to the email address you provide at the point of booking being shared with the training provider to enable the trainer to contact you regarding this specific course only.

Delegates will receive email communication from the trainer one week before the course and must complete:

  • Part 1 - Online Learning (approx 3 hours)

Part 1 includes video presentation, reading materials, interactive activities, quizzes and an opportunity for Q&A.


  • Part 2 – Zoom Face to Face Webinar (3 hours)

Part 2 will take place on Wednesday 14th September 2022 (14.00pm - 17.00pm)

Following the successful completion of Part 1 and attendance at Part 2 your Certificate will be issued

    Please read and follow the above paragraphs regarding ensuring you logon to the Part 2 Zoom live session 10 minutes prior to the session start time.

Leicestershire County Council’s Early Years Inclusion and Childcare Service recommends for best practice that all Leicestershire Early Years Providers and Practitioners including Childminders and Out of School Clubs follow and adhere to The Safeguarding Children Competency Framework

Aims and Objectives:

This course provides staff with the opportunity to explore and understand the role, responsibilities and legal duties of the Designated Safeguarding Lead within Early Years settings, and to support the development of the necessary skills and competencies to fulfil the role.

This course introduces the role and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead and supports the development of the skills and competencies necessary to fulfil the role. It approaches the theme from a practical perspective; encouraging participants to apply the content to their own situation throughout and drawing on lessons from real life examples and serious case reviews.

It supports the development of the necessary skills and competencies to effectively fulfil the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead as defined in the Leicestershire & Rutland Safeguarding Board’s (LSCB) Competency Framework. The trainer is an experienced safeguarding lead who has worked within a range of sectors and has also held allegations management responsibilities. All of this experience is brought into the training, dealing with the complexities of the role and of multi- agency working in a practical and down to earth manner.

Learning outcomes:

To understand the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead; its responsibilities and statutory duties in EYFS, legislation and guidance.

• To support development of the skills and knowledge to confidently and competently manage safeguarding issues; identifying and assessing need, taking appropriate action, sharing information and contributing fully to the multi-agency safeguarding and allegations management processes.

• To understand and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to lead on safeguarding issues and to support staff within the setting in the discharge of their legal duties.

• To understand the importance of the organisations policies, procedures and systems and to develop the skills and confidence to challenge practice and shape the culture to safeguard children & staff.

• To understand current local and national agendas and to recognise the significance of emerging trends and issues on an ongoing basis.



Booking and Cancellation Policy:

For all courses and events, this includes both free training and events, and those with a booking charge:

• Places can still be cancelled, with refunds offered, up to 7 days prior to the course/event taking place if you know that you are unable to attend, you do this on Eventbrite. If you need to cancel your place on ANY course and you inform us at least 7 days in advance of the course we may be able to offer you an alternative date within the same term. The name of the delegate (the name on the event ticket) can be changed at any time by logging into your Eventbrite account and navigating to ‘Tickets’ which can be found by hovering over your avatar.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer any refund of booking fees made if you cancel a place after the 7 days cancellation offer has ended.

• If a delegate from a provision/childminder Does Not Attend (DNA) and we have not been informed this will be noted as DNA. To ensure the service is able to continue to offer subsidised training and this cost isn’t passed on to everybody, we have made the difficult decision to freeze those places to providers who continue to not attend preventing others to access the training.

Any provision/childminder who has a record of 3 DNA’s within a period of 3 months will not be able to book onto any Early Years Inclusion and Childcare Service training or event advertised on Eventbrite for a period of 3 months from the last DNA. This freeze on access to training can be lifted immediately by the provision/childminder paying the cost of the event missed, in most occasions this cost will be considerably higher than the amount paid at the point of booking. Up to the maximum of £40.00 course.

Please note the freeze applies to the provision (nursery/pre-school etc) not the individual practitioner, therefore providers will not be able to book any training/events during the freeze period. If safeguarding or paediatric first aid certificates are due to expire you will need to source these from an alternative provider.

• We know that sometimes delegates find it difficult to access virtual training. We will do our best to support you to join the event. Delegates who contact us in these circumstances not be recorded as DNA and if possible an alternative event will be offered.

If support is unable to be offered due to the session taking place out of normal office hours or a continuation of technical difficulties, you must still email or call and leave a message at the time that you cannot access the live event so it will not be recorded as DNA.

Thank you for your support in this matter as this will enable us to continue to offer a wide range of training opportunities at a competitive price for all during the pandemic.

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