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 (September 2021)’ and ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children (July 2018)'.
For more information on course content and outcomes please watch this video.
Early years professionals with a lead or designated professional role for safeguarding.
Bookings are per organisation, additional organisations cannot be included. If you are a consortium of schools or a trust, please contact us for a quote regarding a group booking.
Please contact for individual sessions pricing.
What level training is this course?
Since the implementation of Safeguarding Partnerships, most sectors have moved away from using the term ‘levels’. The expectation is that you will undertake training which is relevant to the role you take in the organisation.
If in doubt, reach out and we will be able to clarify what this equivalent level of training is.
What is the difference between face-to-face and live virtual training options?
As far as possible, our Designated Safeguarding Lead training is as close to being the same regardless of delivery method as they can be! All the required content is covered to the highest standard, and we aim to keep as much interaction and engagement in all of our sessions as we do in our face-to-face training.
Face-to-face is our preferred method of training, but we know this is not always possible so have made our live virtual courses available so you don’t have to miss out on being able to access our courses.
I only have a few members of staff that need to complete this training, what is the best option?
ECP run this course for individuals on our training platform as a live virtual training. You can find the details for this on our courses for individuals page of our website.
For these courses the price is per person and you can book multiple spaces for your staff.
o I need to this training for my role in an Early Years setting?
D This training is a statutory requirement for all members of your staff who are a named member of your Designated Safeguarding team. The requirement is to complete this training and renew at least once every 2 years – alongside annual safeguarding update training and 3 yearly Child Protection Awareness training.
Will I receive a Certificate?
You will receive a PDF certificate for attending our training sessions. Designated Safeguarding Lead Training with ECP is CPD certified for you and your Early Years Setting’s single central training record. You need to ensure you are available and engaged for the full duration of the training session in order to receive your certificate.
How far in advance can I book the training?
You can book your training as far in advance as you like! Some times of the year are especially busy so we advise you book up to a year or more in advance, especially if there is a specific date and time you would like to secure. If you know your training will be up for renewal the sooner you get the training date confirmed the more likely ECP will have availability to deliver your training.
How many people can attend the training?
Our face-to-face training numbers vary from course to course, and also take into consideration the size of the space we will be delivering the training in. The size of groups can vary from as small as 2 delegates to large groups of 20+.
Our virtual delivery of Designated Safeguarding Lead training has no minimum number of attendees, maximum number of attendees is 25.
How do I book this training?
Our training is booked using the online booking form via the ‘BOOK NOW’ button on the Course tab of this page. Once completed, you will receive confirmation that your form has been submitted, then you will receive an email confirmation of your booking. Bookings are not confirmed until you have received this as we may have questions or the date you request may not be available.
If you would like to contact us to check availability or ask any further questions before completing the booking form, please call us on 01727 808340 or via the chat function on the website.
All availability is managed on a first come first served basis and we cannot reserve dates, so by completing the booking form quickly you are most likely to get your preferred date.
What information will I need in order to make a booking?
To complete our booking form, we will need to know how many delegates will be accessing the training, which date you would like the training to be delivered, and invoicing details of how payment will be made.
Once the booking form is submitted, we will contact you if we have any further questions.
It gave me more confidence in making referrals in the future. Very useful information and very well delivered. Many ideas for the staff meetings and record keeping.
Manager, Perfect Start Montessori
I thoroughly enjoyed the training! Carly was really professional, helpful and very informative.
Tina delivered an amazing course over two days, in a very friendly, informative and interesting way, I will definitely be updating my DSL folder with latest info, useful links and ideas given, generally great memory refreshment. I feel like I have a better understanding of four levels of need and assessing risk effectively.
Manager - Enfield
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