Designated Safeguarding Lead Training

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Designated Safeguarding Lead Training

35 Students
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 
NOTE:  For our e-learning training you will require a connection with camera and microphone ability.  When training, cameras are expected to be on, and when asked to respond via the chat, comments to be added.  This is to show engagement and attendance.  If there is no camera or engagement certification cannot be issued.
Programme Overview
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Delivery Model Online Face to Face session
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course material (if applicable).
  • AED 750 per delegate plus 5% VAT
  • In-school bespoke training is available.  Please contact Rebecca Annand for more information.
Deadline booking date
Wednesday 10th January
Face to Face Online sessions
Tuesday 16th January 2024
11:00am to 4:30pm (UAE Time) 
7:00am to 12:30pm (UK Time)

Programme breakdown

  • 5 1/2 Hour session.
Platform Online
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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The Safeguarding Alliance based in the City of London, sets the benchmark for outstanding safeguarding practice both in the UK and internationally. With multiple, internationally accredited training courses, covering a wide breadth of Safeguarding issues bespoke to your location; training supports the building of transferable skills, knowledge and competence in the field of care, safety and welfare of children, young people and those at risk. As occupationally and operationally competent, independently quality assured safeguarding consultants; our trainers can support, mentor and guide individuals and organisations, enabling leaders, managers and practioner teams to apply the latest best practice to daily activity, mitigating against risk to pupils, staff and your institution. The Safeguarding Alliance provides course attendees with fully accredited qualifications which are transferrable through UK Ofqual recognised courses.


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 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


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