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Online Safeguarding for Early Years DSLs and Managers 2023-24

Audience: DSLs and Managers in Early Years Settings
  • Foundation

This course will provide Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) and Managers within Early Years settings with a strategic overview of online safety and will help them ensure that their safeguarding practice is in line with statutory requirements and suggested best practice.

Online safety forms part of early years setting’s wider safeguarding responsibilities; it is vitally important that early years setting managers and DSLs are aware of their strategic safeguarding responsibilities to ensure they can safeguard children in their care online.

This course will explore the current statutory guidance to help early years managers and DSLs reflect on their existing practice. The course will explore a range of practical approaches and highlight resources which can be used to support the development of a whole setting approach towards online safety, in line with national guidance.

Why should you take this course?

This course will enable managers, registered persons, DSLs and deputy DSLs in early years settings to:

  • develop awareness of how young children may use technology as well as the potential risks
  • explore the expectations placed on early years settings in accordance with national guidance and inspections.
  • understand the strategic responsibilities of the DSL including developing policies, responding to incidents and referring concerns.
  • understand the importance of professional behaviour online and the potential implications for staff and settings.

What delegates have said

"I found it very informative and I liked the interactive elements. It has made me think about the use of technology such as smart speakers" Fleet Day Nursery

Please note:

  • Please note: The licence for this course will last one year from your date of purchase.
  • The course should take 90 minutes to complete.

The current version of this course is in line with ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ Statutory Framework 2023.

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