Designated Safeguarding Lead (FACE TO FACE)

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Designated Safeguarding Lead (FACE TO FACE)

This is an advanced course for those who have previously undertaken Safeguarding Training.  You will need to have completed Safeguarding Training in some form before you can attend DSL Training. 
Programme Overview
Safeguarding DSL Level 3
Delivery Model Face to Face session
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course material (if applicable).
  • AED 1400 per delegate plus 5% VAT
  • In-school bespoke training is available.  Please contact Rebecca Annand for more information.
Deadline booking date
Training date & times
8:30am to 3:30pm 
Programme breakdown
1 Day Face to Face Training
Office 109, Discovery Tower, Studio City, Dubai 
Target audience


This course has been designed for those who hold key safeguarding responsibilities within the organisation. This course will benefit:​​

  • School Designated Safeguarding Leads
  • Vice Principals
  • Deputy Head Teachers
  • Heads of Years
  • School Safeguarding Governors
  • Supervisory staff from nursery, primary and further educational organisations
Aims of the course

Taught by experienced professionals from both a social services, education and policing background, this course will provide delegates with a clear understanding of the Designated Safeguarding Lead role and its main responsibilities.

  • An opportunity to relate subject material to operational context;
  • An opportunity to discuss and identify best practice in the safeguarding arena;
  • An opportunity to better enhance understanding, knowledge and obligations for the specific complexities.
  • Develop professional reliance.
  • Develop a preventative safeguarding Strategy
Intended outcomes

Delegates will learn to:

  • Identify, describe and examine the role and main responsibilities of a Designated Safeguarding Lead;
  • Examine their own assessment of child abuse, child sexual exploitation and the impact of these on professional practice.
  • Understand and identify key legislation and guidance contextual to geographical location;
  • Identify what policy means in practice;
  • Identify actions required in a setting to safeguard children and young people;
  • Identify the barriers that prevent children and young people from disclosing abuse;
  • Understand how to respond effectively to a child or young person who does disclose abuse;
  • Understand the barriers which prevent staff from reporting concerns, and how to overcome them;
  • Understand the correct reporting system when concerns about a child or young person are raised;
  • What is likely to happen following a referral to children’s social care or to other relevant agencies depending on location
  • Understand what role the setting has in a multi-agency child protection process;
  • Identify how to record and share information, including confidentiality and culture complexities, safely
  • Understand the emotional impact being a safeguarding lead and the importance of developing professional resilience
  • Learn how to share best practice and mitigate risk to pupils, staff and setting.

The Safeguarding Alliance

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A MULTI-SKILLED ALLIANCE: The safeguarding risks and issues are changing all the time, so there are no safeguarding experts. Instead, there are specialists who have a singular focus on safeguarding, bringing a unique set of skills and understanding to every organisation and situation. That is how we operate at The Safeguarding Alliance. We bring together a range of professionals from a diverse range of sectors, all of whom are passionate about safeguarding and have many years of experience in the field. We work with some of the world’s most high-profile organisations and are internationally renowned for our work helping to shape safeguarding practice. AN INTERNATIONAL APPROACH: Our Alliance consists of organisations from around the world who share a mutual passion and drive to put an end to safeguarding failings. We work with governments and organisations across the world, and act on an international level to encourage global standards and practices. We research, develop and promote policy and deliver education and training, all with the aim of driving forward safeguarding excellence.


Course Summary

Designated Safeguarding Leads for early year settings, schools and colleges.

This is an advanced course for those who have previously undertaken Safeguarding Training.  Please only book this course if you have completed this.


Day One  
08:45 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:30 Session 1
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break.
10:45 – 12:45 Session 2
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch Break.
13:30 – 15:00 Session 3
15:00 – 15:30 Q&A & Finish

There is an expectation for Governing bodies and proprietors to appoint a designated safeguarding lead. The designated safeguarding lead should take lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection (including online safety). The designated safeguarding lead and any deputies should undergo training to provide them with the knowledge and skills required to carry out the role. The training should be updated every two years.

Keeping children Safe in Education Draft 2020


The Safeguarding Alliance
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