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Early Years Designated Safeguarding Lead Training (EYDSL) (two sessions)

Event code EYC 22/149 
Event description This course is the first level training for staff in Early Years settings in Kent who are new to the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or Early Years DSLs (EYDSLs) whose training has expired. Existing EYDSLs who need to refresh their knowledge and skills should access EYDSL refresher training.

This CPD certificated course will enable delegates to gain the knowledge and skills required for a Designated Safeguarding Lead in early years settings. By attending this course delegates and their settings will be able to meet their statutory responsibilities including those identified in the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ (EYFS) and ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’.

This course will assist delegates in understanding the local Kent Integrated Front Door process and understanding the role of the DSL. The course uses a variety of scenarios and discussions to help delegates put learning into practice and is delivered by experienced trainers who have a sound knowledge of social work and early years practice.

Full attendance 09:30-13:00 is required to receive a certificate of attendance; late arrival or leaving early may mean that certificates are withheld.

These sessions will run as an interactive Zoom sessions. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hours prior to each session. Please ensure you are able to access Zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that these are not recorded and therefore not available to watch at a later date and delegates need to attend as a live session.

If you have not received the link, please do not hesitate to contact us on 03301 651000.

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Training objectives - To enable delegates to understand the role and main responsibilities of the early years Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
- Provide participants with relevant knowledge of national legislation and guidance regarding safeguarding children in early years settings, and the key responsibilities and requirements that determines their settings policies and approaches
- Help participants recognise indicators of abuse and neglect with the children they work with and know what action they need to take
- Explore expectations regarding recording and sharing information
- Raise awareness of a range of child protection and safeguarding issues within early years settings including how to advise staff of their responsibilities
- How to identify and create a 'safer culture' within their setting, including identifying the barriers for reporting abuse and how to overcome them and understand how to minimise opportunities for children to be abused by staff and volunteers
- Respond effectively to concerns about children, including the Kent's specific safeguarding children procedures, including the consultation and Integrated Front Door process
- Know what is likely to happen following a request for support, understand what role the setting has to play and the role of the DSL within multi-agency working. 
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Subject areas Safeguarding for Schools/Settings
Target audience
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
target audience
Qualification level
Zoom course, use own computer, XXX XXX map
Training Provider TEP - Education Safeguarding Service - CPD Accredited
Admin contact Joanne Clay (
Joanne Barnett / Anup Kandola
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 Tuesday 8 November 2022
Times 09:30-13:00
Number of sessions This event has 2 sessions. Click here to view session information.