The welfare requirements within the statutory ‘Early Years and Foundation Stage’ (EYFS) guidance requires early years providers to train all staff to understand their safeguarding policy and procedures, and to ensure that all staff have up to date knowledge of safeguarding issues. This training should be made available to all staff by the provider to enable staff to identify signs of possible abuse and neglect at the earliest opportunity, and to respond in a timely and appropriate way.
To support Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) in early years settings provide staff training themselves, the Education Safeguarding Service have produced a downloadable resource pack with content in line with national guidance and local Kent processes. By purchasing the Staff Safeguarding Training Pack for DSLs in Early Years Settings downloadable resource pack, you will be granted access for a year to use a PowerPoint presentation template and PDF guidance document with additional advice and supplementary activities.
The Education Safeguarding Service will revise the contents of the pack as required following any updates and amends to relevant guidance: please ensure you check for updates before delivering the content. The pack has been created specifically for Kent early years settings and covers the local Kent Safeguarding Children Multi-Agency Partnership (KSCMP) procedures, however, establishments outside of Kent can adapt the slides to reflect their own local procedures.
This pack must only be used and delivered by an appropriately trained DSL and is for use within individual settings only.