Angle Training

Safeguarding and Child Protection for Early Years

This level 2 course is aimed at childrecare practioners working within early years settings. The safeguarding and child protection for early years course, takes into account Governemnt guidance to provide you with updated best practice recommendations.

The course highlights your roles and responsibilities within safeguarding, and ensures staff can respond confidently and appropriately to any concerns. 

To purchase this course simply complete the form below, letting us know how many courses you require.

Course Title:
Safeguarding and Child Protection for Early Years

Approx 360 minutes.

Certified By:


  • Module 1 - Understanding the role of early years practitioners
  • The role of early years practitioners in safeguarding
  • Safeguarding and welfare requirements
  • Child protection requirements in EYFS 2017
  • Being  alert to issues for concern
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Ensuring suitability of staff
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Possible signs of abuse and neglect
  • Staff Training


  • Module 2 -  Legislation and Government guidance
  • Why you need to know about legislation and Government guidance
  • Key legislation - The Children Act 1989
  • Key legislation - The Children Act 2004
  • Key legislation - The Childcare Act 2006
  • Other relevant legislation
  • Government guidance


  • Module 3 - Lessons from serious case reviews
  • What is a serious case review?
  • What can we learn from serious case reviews?
  • Key failures shown up by case reviews


  • Module 4 – Recognising signs and indicators
  • Recognising signs of abuse and neglect
  • Categories of abuse and neglect
  • Spotting signs of neglect
  • Spotting signs of emotional abuse
  • Spotting signs of physical abuse
  • Spotting signs of sexual abuse


  • Module 5 - Working with other professionals
  • The principles of multi-agency working
  • Working together to safeguard children
  • Identifying the need for early help
  • Knowing who to work with, when and how
  • Making a referral
  • Children in need of immediate protection


  • Module 6 - Responding to a disclosure from a child
  • Why children may not tell you about neglect and abuse
  • Your role as a practitioner in an early years setting
  • How to respond if a child discloses abuse or neglect


  • Module 7 - Recording, reporting and sharing information and concerns
  • Recording a concern
  • Effective record keeping
  • Responding to a concern in a timely way
  • Responding to a concern and the role of the DSL
  • The importance of information
  • Data protection, the law and best practice


  • Module 8 - Current and emerging themes in child protection
  • Themes currently relevant to Early Years practitioners
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • FGM and the law
  • FGM and Early Years Foundation Stage requirements
  • Radicalisation and extremism
  • Indicators of radicalisation - children
  • Indicators of radicalisation - young people and adults
  • Domestic abuse
  • Definition of domestic abuseSigns that a child may be witnessing domestic abuse
  • Child criminal exploitation - County lines
  • The impact of child criminal exploitation on children and families


  • Module 9 - Allegations against professionals or trusted adults
  • The potential for child abuse within the early years setting
  • Responding to allegations of abuse in the early years setting

Anyone working within early years. 

You will be given three attempts to achieve 100% in order to progress to the next lesson. In the final test you must achieve 70% pass mark.

£35 per license - You will need a separate license for each participant. If you require multiple licenses, more than 10, across any topics. Please contact us to find out about special offers.

Course Availability:

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