19 min

Episode 19: Designated safeguarding leads and policy with Ann-Marie Christian TTS Talking Early Years

    • Education

In this episode of the TTS Talking Early Years podcast, Alistair Bryce-Clegg continues the conversation around safeguarding in the Early Years with Ann-Marie Christian, a safeguarding consultant, speaker, and author. 


Ann-Marie and Alistair delve into the importance of safeguarding policies, emphasising the need for practitioners to be aware of national and local legislation, guidance, and procedures. Ann-Marie highlights the significance of the document "Keeping Children Safe in Education", as it provides a legal framework for safeguarding practices. She stresses the importance of clear and transparent safeguarding policies that should be regularly reviewed and updated. 


The episode also explores the role of designated safeguarding leads (DSLs) and the responsibilities they carry, such as managing referrals, attending meetings, and ensuring that safeguarding remains a top priority within the setting.  


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(The views expressed throughout this podcast are the speakers' own, and TTS does not take responsibility for the views and guidance highlighted as part of this recording.)  


Please note: When referencing the speakers views, theory and work for development of your own materials, please ensure academic reference of the speaker is cited. 

In this episode of the TTS Talking Early Years podcast, Alistair Bryce-Clegg continues the conversation around safeguarding in the Early Years with Ann-Marie Christian, a safeguarding consultant, speaker, and author. 


Ann-Marie and Alistair delve into the importance of safeguarding policies, emphasising the need for practitioners to be aware of national and local legislation, guidance, and procedures. Ann-Marie highlights the significance of the document "Keeping Children Safe in Education", as it provides a legal framework for safeguarding practices. She stresses the importance of clear and transparent safeguarding policies that should be regularly reviewed and updated. 


The episode also explores the role of designated safeguarding leads (DSLs) and the responsibilities they carry, such as managing referrals, attending meetings, and ensuring that safeguarding remains a top priority within the setting.  


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(The views expressed throughout this podcast are the speakers' own, and TTS does not take responsibility for the views and guidance highlighted as part of this recording.)  


Please note: When referencing the speakers views, theory and work for development of your own materials, please ensure academic reference of the speaker is cited. 

19 min

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