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Early Years Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher (EYDSLR)

Event code EYC 23/014 
Event description This course is the second level training for Early Years Designated Safeguarding Leads (EYDSLs) who are required to update their DSL training every two years.

This training is for learners who have previously attended a EYDSL course and provides an update on changes in national policies and guidance. This course will update delegates knowledge and confidence in carrying out the role of the EYDSL. This course will meet the needs of experienced EYDSLs and Deputy EYDSLs by enabling delegates to discuss, debate and challenge the varied views on practice, ethics and policy through practical case studies.

The course is delivered by experienced trainers who have a sound knowledge of social work and education.

Full attendance (09:30-16:30) is required to receive a certificate of attendance; late arrival or leaving early may mean that certificates are withheld.

Please note, all bookings made by a member of Kent County Council must provide a valid Purchase Order or your booking will be cancelled. 
Training objectives - To enable experienced Designated Safeguarding Leads/ Deputy Safeguarding Leads in early years settings to meet their requirement for updated training every 2 years
-For DSLS to work with colleagues from different settings to share experiences and develop effective safeguarding practice
- Provide participants with updated relevant knowledge of national legislation and guidance pertaining to safeguarding children
- Describe Kent's specific safeguarding children procedures, including the consultation and Integrated Front Door process
- Explore participants multi-agency working knowledge and practice
- Help participants meet the safeguarding and welfare requirements of the EYFS
- Revisit the importance of establishing a 'safe culture', including identifying the barriers for reporting abuse and how to overcome them and minimising opportunities for offenders
- Explore current and contemporary child protection concerns and priorities through the use of case studies. 
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Subject areas Safeguarding for Schools/Settings
Target audience
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
target audience
Qualification level
ST AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE LTD (Thanet), 125 Canterbury Road, Westgate-On-Sea, Kent, CT8 8NL map
Location Thanet
Training Provider The Education People - Education Safeguarding Service
Admin contact Joanne Clay (
Myles O'Keeffe / Carlie Tyler
Part of SLA? No
Kent LA cost
Other LA/Academy cost
Independent/PVI cost
Number of credits 0
Funding information This event is chargeable.
20% VAT will be added at time of invoice.
Start date Thursday 9 February 2023
Times 09:30-16:30
Number of sessions 1