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Programme for Early Years Designated Safeguarding Leads (For those new to the role of DSL)

Event/course Code EYC 18/034
Event/course type Programme
Number of sessions This event has 5 sessions. Click here to view session information.  
Event/course summary This programme has been specifically designed to equip those who are the Early Years Designated Safeguarding Lead for their Setting with the required knowledge and skills for this important role.

You will be required to attend all of the following sessions:
Safeguarding responsibilities for EYDSL: 24/4/2018 - 9.30 - 4.30

Early Help Assessments:
3/5/2018 - 9.30-12.30pm

Training the trainer for EYDSL - 3 sessions:
10/5/2018 - 1.00- 3.00pm,
16/5/2018 - 9.30-1pm
22/5/2018 - 12.30-4.30pm

In addition to the above you will be required to complete a series of E-learning modules.
Aims This course will enable participants:
- To understand the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
- To be able to confidently support staff and colleagues in making decisions with appropriate responses.
- To understand the process of referral and assessment.
- To be able to confidently identify the needs of the child and completion of an Early Help Assessment.
- To understand how to recruit safely using correct processes and procedures.
- To identify the safeguarding needs of the team in your setting including induction for new staff and be able to deliver short safeguarding workshops. 
Learning outcomes - skills and knowledge By the end of the program, participants will be able:
- Identify the role & function of an Early Years Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Recognise & review professional strengths and areas for development
- Distinguish between safeguarding and child protection
- Specify definitions and indicators of abuse
- Establish relevant information to be gathered and before referring a safeguarding concern
- Recognise how Child Protection(Section 47)enquiries are conducted
- Identify the purpose of and nature of professional involvement in Child Protection
- Identify what makes young children vulnerable and when an Early Help Assessment is required
- Become familiar with the key features within the Early Help Assessment process
- Respond professionally and sensitively to disclosures and allegations of child abuse
- Apply suitable safe recruitment processes when shortlisting, interviewing and prior to appointing staff and volunteers
- Design the content of a safeguarding induction session to suit the requirements your setting
- Deliver a workshop to staff based on a safeguarding topic
Intended impact on practice It is anticipated that participants develop the knowledge and the skills to meet the various demands of the early years designated safeguarding lead role. There is an expectation that early years designated safeguarding leads will provide regular training & induction so that staff within their settings are also fully aware of their safeguarding responsibilities towards children and including their own conduct and professional practice.
Additional event/course information A Learning Agreement will be sent prior to the place being confirmed. Once completed, return to the Training & Development Service. When this has been received you will be allocated a place on the program. Designated Safeguarding Leads will be required to complete ALL modules linked to this event in order to receive certification. Full details of the modules and training in the program will be sent in an attachment once the learning agreement has been received.

This training program is for Wandsworth settings only.

The start time advertised on TPD allows 15 minutes for arrival/refreshments etc.
Who is this event for? The programme is designed for those who are new to the role of early years designated safeguarding lead, who have not previously undertaken training for this role.

Those who have previously undertaken this training can book a place on an early years designated safeguarding leads refresher course.

Designated safeguarding leads should update their training every two years by attending a refresher course for designated leads.

Wandsworth settings only
Lead Trainer
Trainers Alison Strickland / Lucy Davies / Mary Scarlett
Information about trainer(s)  
Subject Areas Child Protection / Early Help / Early Years & Foundation Stage / Ofsted / Safeguarding (Children & Young People)
Key Stages
Foundation No KS1 Yes KS2 Yes KS3 Yes KS4 Yes KS5 Yes 14-19/24 Yes 
Event/course administrator Samreen Zamir (
Event/course organiser Alison Strickland
Event/course costs
Richmond and Wandsworth statutory organisation and Wandsworth school£0.00
Wandsworth voluntary or community organisation and Richmond voluntary or community organisation (adult services)£0.00
Wandsworth private, independent or academy school / organisation and Richmond private organisation (adult services)£0.00
Out of Wandsworth borough school or organisation (children's services) / out of Richmond and Wandsworth organisation (adult services)£0.00
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Tuesday 24 April 201809:15 - 16:15Wandsworth Professional Development CentreMap
Session 2Thursday 3 May 201809:15 - 12:30Wandsworth Professional Development CentreMap
Session 3Thursday 10 May 201812:45 - 15:00Wandsworth Professional Development CentreMap
Session 4Wednesday 16 May 201809:15 - 13:00Wandsworth Professional Development CentreMap
Session 5Tuesday 22 May 201812:15 - 16:30Wandsworth Professional Development CentreMap