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    Can someone remind me how often we need to update which safeguarding courses please? I know I should know!
    And what happens if there isn't any times and days we can attend for a while - do OFSTED monitor that we've always had up to date training or just when they visit that we have an up to date certificate?

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    You just have to follow what is stated in the EYFS, which does not state any particular time for renewing training, but also have regard to any Local Authority guidance- some state particular local requirements for safeguarding training so best speak to your local authority or safeguarding board.

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    Ofsted will judge your safeguarding knowledge by asking you questions at inspection. There is no particular qualification or certificate we need to show- you need to demonstrate your knowledge by how you work (proceedures etc) and how you answer their questions. Local authorities may ask for other things, though, so check with them.

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    There are plenty of suitable online safeguarding courses (some free, some paid for) so you do not need to wait for a face-to-face training. These will be national though, so won't cover local reporting procedures etc You can update yourself on local procedures and changes by seeing your safeguarding board website.

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    We do it every 3 years 👍

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    I have to attend a half day LA classroom based training course every 3 years but keep myself 'fresh' by doing many online courses in between.

 

 

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