Enhanced Child Protection

The purpose of this course is to consolidate and build upon your child protection knowledge. This course is designed with childminders in mind who have previously completed child protection training and are looking for a course to enhance and refresh their learning. This course is based on guidance from the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021 – updated 2023.

This course will cover:

  • A review of prior knowledge
  • The National Practice Model
  • Using Chronologies
  • Handling Disclosure – Policy and Procedure
  • Case Studies

This course will help you to:

  1. Build on previous child protection training and enhance your practice further.
  2. Be aware of national guidance, standards & legislation that must underpin practice.
  3. Be aware of learning gained from significant case reviews.
  4. Build on existing knowledge and develop confidence in keeping children safe.
  5. Understand tools within the GIRFEC framework and how to use them within your setting.

We help childminders build on their Continuous Professional Learning. This includes interactive learning courses, e-Learning courses and access to webinars, network meetings, conferences and complimentary courses Taking part in these opportunities enables childminders to take responsibility for both their professional development and that of their childminding service – focusing on children, to help them achieve their full potential. We actively encourage childminders to take the opportunity to build on their knowledge, skills and professional growth throughout their career. SCMA is proud to be a SQA Approved Centre, which means that in addition to providing our own, bespoke learning opportunities, the Learn with SCMA team can also deliver SQA qualifications. The SQA qualification that we currently deliver is the Complete Childminding Learning Pathway - a Work Based Award, which is credit rated at Level 7 on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

Provider Title:
Scottish Childminding Association

Contact Number:
01786 445377

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SCMA are commited to ensuring that on-going quality improvement is an integral part of our organisation. The Learn with SCMA team aims for continuous improvement in the quality of all aspects of its work as part of its determination to help Learners achieve the highest possible standards. Our Quality Assurance Policy is in place to ensure such continuous improvement through a process of self-evaluation and action planning. The Quality Assurance Policy and associated procedures involves all employees, Learners and collaborative partners such as the Care Inspectorate (CI), Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Skills Development Scotland (SDS). The quality assurance policy is managed through the existing organisational structure. The quality assurance procedures are founded in a process of regular self-evaluation by teams and internal and external audits and observations, in addition to Learner feedback and local training needs.

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