This course was last reviewed 5th August 2023 to reflect draft Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023.
This self-paced online course has been developed to provide essential knowledge and understanding of the expectations, responsibilities and duties of Designated and Deputy Safeguarding Lead roles in accordance with the latest versions of: Keeping Children Safe in Education, Working Together to Safeguard Children, Early Years Statutory Framework, Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act and much more.
Packed with engaging video content, interactive activities and knowledge checks, you’ll acquire the skills and confidence to be an effective DSL, all from the comfort of your own home.
This high-impact course also includes access to a range of tools, templates and resources to support you in your day-to-day role.
Please note that this online course must be completed within 90 days of commencement, and includes an online assessment. Upon successful completion you will receive a Certificate of Completion.
20+ expert videos introducing to the key safeguarding concepts
Packed with interactive learning activities to increase your knowledge and test your understanding of key concepts
Comprehensive introduction into the key responsibilities of the designated safeguarding lead role
In-depth review of the latest legislation changes and what it means for your role
Downloadable course summary and notes upon completion
Accessible through desktop, laptop, tablets and mobile devices at anytime
90 days access from commencement
Who should attend this course?
This course is aimed at:
- New Designated Safeguarding Leads
- New Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads
- New members of the Safeguarding Team
- New Senior Leadership Team members, with responsibility for Safeguarding
- New Nominated Safeguarding Governors
New and experienced safeguarding practitioners wanting to refresh their understanding of the importance of the role and responsibilities of the DSL role.
All participants, attending this course, will benefit from reading the latest version of the following guidance before the training.
- Keeping Children Safe in Education
- Working Together to Safeguard Children
- Statutory Framework for Early Years (if applicable)
Experienced Designated and Deputy Safeguarding Leads who have already attended a 2-day Designated Safeguarding Lead training should complete our DSL: 2 Yearly Update course.