eLearning Courses

Industry leading courses you can do online

At Safeguarding Support, we understand how stretched your resources, safeguarding teams and workloads are. In fact, there has never been more or a need to offer our clients flexible, engaging and effective training.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) training is fully compliant with the criteria as laid out in Keeping Children Safe in Education and as described in the previous level 3 Designated Safeguarding Lead level system. 

Our advanced Designated Safeguarding Lead eLearning self-paced courses are designed to be compliant, to maximise learning potential and to be time and cost effective. 

Safeguarding Support’s courses are ideal for educational settings and safeguarding practitioners looking for flexible access to quality Designated Safeguarding Lead training. Our self-paced online courses offer:

Learn at your own pace

Learners can work through the course at their own pace, either at home or in their workplace, reducing the need to find role cover and pay overtime or travel costs. This means  these courses offer excellent value for money in over-stretched budgets!

There are many e-Learning DSL courses available at varying costs per learner. We believe ours is different as it not only gives learners all the same content and support as our highly acclaimed face-to-face or live virtual courses, it also provides learners with email access to ask a question or request clarification on any of the content by emailing directly  one of our friendly and approachable team members who will simplify safeguarding and offer support.

In order to provide MAT’s, governors, schools, senior leaders and practitioners with assurance and evidence learning and understanding of duties and responsibilities, there is a final assessment with a required pass rate of a minimum of 80%.

Access to our courses is flexible and easy!  Courses are accessible through via desktop, a laptop, tablet or any other mobile device, at any time.


Covers the latest statutory and best practice guidance:

  • DSL New to Role (2 day)

  • eLearning: Designated Safeguarding Lead New to Role 2023-2024

    Designated Safeguarding Lead New to Role 2023-2024 Self-paced training for new DSL's, DDSL's or safeguarding team members in educational settings.

    Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)

    • £99.00 excl. VAT
  • DSL 2 Yearly Update (1 day)

  • eLearning: Designated Safeguarding Lead 2 Yearly Update 2023-2024

    eLearning: Designated Safeguarding Lead 2 Yearly Update 2023-2024 Self-paced training for experienced DSL/DDSL in educational settings who have previously completed DSL New to Role safeguarding training.

    Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)

    • £99.00 excl. VAT

If eLearning isn’t right for your staff or your settings, we offer trainer-led sessions, onsite and/or by virtual delivery. 

If you are looking for bespoke training, please get in touch.

Frequently asked questions

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) New to Role course gives a comprehensive introduction into the key responsibilities of the DSL. It’s designed for those taking on or looking to become your setting’s Designated Safeguarding Lead, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) or member of the Safeguarding Team.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead 2 Year Update is for those who have completed Designated Safeguarding Lead New to Role or Designated Safeguarding Lead safeguarding training within the past two years. It is designed to refresh and update DSLs and DDSLs around the broad areas of responsibilities and activities related to their roles in accordance with the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education, Working Together to Safeguard Children, Statutory Framework for Early Years, Prevent Duty and other key safeguarding documents.

Our eLearning platform is accessible through desktop, laptop, tablets and mobile devices.

You can access the e-Learning platform at any time convenient to you. We have designed it to give you the flexibility to work around your professional and personal commitments.

Don’t just take our word for it, this is what one learner recently told us

“I have 4 children and like the fact I can learn aspects of my new role at a time convenient to me.”

Definitely not…!  We have designed the course to be interactive and engaging. You’ll find 20+ expert videos introducing you to key safeguarding concepts plus lots of interactive learning activities to increase your knowledge. At the end of each module, you will complete an assessment to test your understanding of key concepts within that module.

The course must be completed within 90 days of commencement, and upon successful completion and assessment you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Don’t worry you can email our friendly and approachable team on admin@safeguardingsupport.com and they will respond to your question within 2 working days.

Booking is easy! Just click on the course and we’ll take you over to complete the booking process.

If you have any questions or need any support with your booking, why not give a member of our bookings team a call on 01274 752299 or email  admin@safeguardingsupport.com.

Rachel Priestley

Rach has a background in Business Development and Administration, gaining much of her knowledge and experience through her 19 year career with the NHS working within the executive office, community services and public health. 

Before moving on from the NHS, Rach supported the Chief Executive, the Chairman and the Trust Board of a local NHS Care Trust, which managed Children’s Services. Her responsibilities spanned across HR, Finance, Governance, Compliance, Risk, systems and processes, and internal training. Rach also supported the Children’s Safeguarding Lead with safeguarding investigations.

In 2017, she left the NHS to pursue a successful self-employed career supporting business to grow, with flexible business development and administration support, which she continues to do on a part-time basis.

Rach is in house trained, and is passionate about delivering outstanding services and enjoys working as part of the safeguarding team to achieve a common goal.

In her own time, she loves spending time outside, and long walks with the two family dogs. 

Shelley Armstrong

Shelley joined Safeguarding Support in 2020 as an experienced AET-qualified freelance trainer, and now enjoys working across the business, keeping clients as up to date as possible with the ever changing challenges facing safeguarding children in education.

Whilst we aim to simplify safeguarding, Shelley’s passion is to ensure engagement, pride and confidence through training and support. Shelley enjoys applying the competencies gained in different industries and environments to researching, designing, and developing materials for those with the responsibility to safeguard children, and in return has enormous respect for their commitment.

Her experience across the private business sector brings commercial skills to training and her background in psychology and counselling ensure courses are designed and delivered with the learner in mind.

Shelley lives in Yorkshire and enjoys walking her springer spaniels – come rain or shine!

Abigail Havon

Abigail is an experienced AET qualified trainer who began her safeguarding career in the charity sector.  There she was a regional manager and part of the safeguarding leadership team.  She was involved in writing policies and procedures, developing, and delivering training and supporting staff and volunteers to work 121 with children struggling with their literacy. 

She has worked in a variety of business environments gaining experience in different sectors. She has always chosen roles that call for collaboration and communication to bring the best out in people and projects to completion.  Abigail passionately believes that empowering educators to work together as part of a safeguarding team will lead to better outcomes for children and young people. 

As part of the SSL training team her role focuses mainly on delivering virtual training. 

Abigail lives near the Jurassic Coast and enjoys long walks and caring for her jungle of houseplants.  

Carol Stephenson

Carol has spent her entire career teaching in Bradford primary schools. Most recently she was Head Teacher of a large, outstanding, multi-academy trust, inner-city
school where she gained Local Leaders of Education (LLE) status.

Carol is a highly experienced Designated Safeguarding Lead and safeguarding Governor, with an extensive range of expertise, skills and knowledge. It was through this depth of experience that she became a dedicated representative of Bradford Children’s Safeguarding Board. In June 2019, Carol was awarded a Bradford Safeguarding Champions lifetime achievement award 2019 for her continued work in safeguarding the children of Bradford.

Carol is in-house trained and is NSPCC certified to deliver Child Protection and Safeguarding training.

In her spare time, Carol enjoys working on her allotment.