Safeguarding training recommended for childminders

We have been asked to clarify what safeguarding training the Devon Early years and Childcare Service (following the guidance of Devon Children and Families Partnership) expect childminders to undertake.

All childminders are expected to undertake the Group 2 Safeguarding Children Awareness training either as a half day course or as e-learning. Both options are fully funded and available via the training website at:

Childminders who work with another childminder or with assistants are expected to also undertake the Group 3 Multi-Agency Child Protection training. Also available to book via the above training website.