Designated Safeguarding Lead Training
- Created By The Safeguarding Alliance
- Last Updated March 14th, 2023
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
Designated Safeguarding Lead
|Delivery Model||Online Face to Face session|
|What is Included||
Deadline booking date
Wednesday 22nd March 2023
Face to Face Online sessions
Wednesday 26th April 2023
12:30pm to 4:30pm (UAE Time)
9:30am to 1:30pm (UK Time)
PRIMARY and SECONDARY
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
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
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.
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 undertaken Safeguarding Training
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