Early Years Safeguarding for Level 2 Practitioners

The outcome of the Department for Education (DfE) consultation looking at level 2 early years practitioner qualifications is that the criteria for safeguarding has been strengthened and revised.

Level 2 practitioners will be required to know the legal requirements and guidance on child protection; recognise when a child is in danger, at risk of serious harm or abuse and explain the procedures to be followed to protect them; and know their specific role and responsibilities in relation to protecting children.