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Early Years – all early years providers

including those on the Early Years register / childminders / nannies

  • Child Protection Awareness
  • DSL Training
  • Safer Recruitment
  • Consultancy / NMS

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Child Protection Awareness

Whole staff communities in early years provisions

3 hours

From £450 + VAT

Statutory training meeting the requirement of the ‘robust 3-yearly training’ for whole staff communities in early years settings. Exploring Duty of Care in line with national guidance and local safeguarding children’s partnership procedures as well as the safeguarding and welfare requirements of the EYFS (2017).

This training includes:

  • Exploration of the four categories of abuse including indicators of concern 
  • Listening to children 
  • Implementing the Prevent duty 
  • Familial risk factors including domestic abuse 
  • HBV (Honour-Based Violence including FGM, Female Genital Mutilation)
  • Whistle-blowing and staff professional behaviour 
  • The role of the DSL 
  • Process of recording and reporting concerns

Designated Safeguarding Lead / Advanced Child Protection

Education professionals with a lead or designated professional role for safeguarding

6 Hours

From £750 + VAT

Statutory requirement for staff meeting ‘robust 2-yearly training’ for those with a lead or designated professional role for safeguarding in early years settings. Having completed awareness training, this course equips professionals to perform their senior safeguarding function in settings in line with national statutory guidance including ‘Early Years Foundation Stage (April 2017)’ and ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children (July 2018)'.

Course content includes:

  • Exploration of latest legislation and procedures
  • Policy development
  • Awareness of multi-agency working
  • Information sharing
  • The referral processes
  • Thresholds
  • Management of safeguarding with staff and within settings
  • Challenging topics within early years are also explored from a management level

Safer Recruitment

Senior Leadership Teams / those involved in the recruitment process in education

All Day - 7 Hours

From £750 + VAT

It is crucial to ensure that early years providers are creating a culture of safe to include the implementation of a recruitment procedure to help eliminate or identify people who might pose a safeguarding or welfare threat. With the launch of the new common inspection framework and its accompanying handbook, ‘Inspecting Safeguarding in Early Years, Ofsted must evaluate how well early years settings are fulfilling their statutory safeguarding obligations and keeping children safe.

Our face-to-face courses are delivered by an accredited trainer from the Safer Recruitment Consortium, which is certificated and covers:

  • Safer recruitment and the wider context of safeguarding
  • Prevalence of abuse and profile of abusers
  • How abusers operate within organisations
  • Features of a safer recruitment process
  • Planning a safer recruitment process
  • Making the right decisions: interview and selection
  • Setting acceptable standards of behaviour
  • Maintaining an ongoing culture of vigilance


Duration and cost agreed on a requirement basis

We are experts in the world of Child Protection and Safeguarding and can provide in-house consultancy on an ad-hoc basis. We regularly support DSL's and leads to update and review policies, ensuring that the requirements from guidance and legislation are being met. We also undertake audits to make sure that the processes and procedures fall in line with guidance and legislation.

Areas of focus include:

  • Policies and Procedures 
  • Leadership and Management of Safeguarding
  • Voice of the Child
  • Multi-Agency Working
  • Safe Staffing
  • Governance
  • Audits

Safeguarding supervision / Non-managerial supervision

Duration and cost agreed on a requirement basis – please enquire for more details

In ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children (July 2018)’ all settings are advised of their organisational responsibility from Section 11 of the Children Act 2004:

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"…practitioners should be given sufficient time, funding, SUPERVISION and support to fulfil their child welfare and safeguarding responsibilities effectively. …appropriate SUPERVISION and support for staff, including undertaking safeguarding training.”

ECP provides this specialist supervision by NSPCC-trained staff with over 20 years’ experience in the field of child protection. This will enable professionals to reflect on theirown practice and the impact of cases on both the victim and themselves as frontline staff who work with those children who have suffered abuse.




If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.