This course was last reviewed 5th August 2023 to reflect draft Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023.
As the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) (or deputy) you should take the lead responsibility for safeguarding of children within your school, providing advice and support to staff, pupils, families and multi-agencies. The latest version of Keeping Children Safe in Education states 'you are most likely to have a complete safeguarding picture and be the most appropriate person to advise on the response to safeguarding concerns'.
Therefore, it is essential that your knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures is not only in-depth but also up to date. Keeping Children Safe in Education requires the DSL and any deputies to undergo training every two years in order to provide them with the knowledge and skills required to carry out their role, not only to provide support and advice but to ensure they meet the statutory requirements.
Our advanced, interactive and professionally delivered training has been designed in house by our NSPCC Approved Trainer, to refresh and update Designated Safeguarding and Deputy Safeguarding Leads around the broad areas of responsibilities and activities related to their roles. Providing support and understanding with updates and changes in statutory legislation and best practice guidance, and how they affect safeguarding practices within the setting.
- Review the role and responsibilities of the Safeguarding Team and working with local agencies.
- Identify the latest key legislation underpinning safeguarding in England.
- Responsibilities towards the schools filtering and monitoring systems.
- Understand why we need a contextual approach to safeguarding and child protection.
- Consider the signs, indications and required response to Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) and other emerging safeguarding concerns.
- Understand how to respond to allegations and low-level concerns around adults in school.
- Importance of record keeping and effective information sharing.
Following the training delegates will be required to complete an Online Training Assessment to demonstrate their understanding of their role and responsibilities.
Those successfully achieving an 80% pass rate will receive a Certificate of Participation, an Information Booklet signposting to the latest guidance, additional training and a PDF version of the course slides.
All participants, attending this course, must have completed DSL New to Role or appropriate statutory training, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, within the past two years.
In addition it is expected that, as an experienced DSL, you will have read and have a good understanding of the latest version of the following guidance
Who should attend this course?
This course is aimed at:
- Experienced Designated Safeguarding Leads
- Experienced Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads
- Experienced members of the Safeguarding Team
- Experienced Senior Leadership Team members, with responsibility for Safeguarding
- Experienced Nominated Safeguarding Governors