Online Safeguarding 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 a more crucial time for the need to offer our clients flexible, engaging and effective advanced Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) training, which is fully compliant with the criteria as laid out in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 and as described in the previous level 3 Designated Safeguarding Lead level system. Which is why, when Yvonne Sinclair our award-winning safeguarding consultant, was reviewing our 2022/2023 training offerings, she designed our new advanced Designated Safeguarding Lead eLearning self-paced courses to be compliant, cost effective and to maximise learning potential.

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:

  • Bite sized models
  • Engaging expert content
  • Over 4 hours of self-paced learning
  • Interactive learning activities to increase knowledge and test understanding of key concepts
  • 20+ expert videos
  • Comprehensive introduction into the key duties and responsibilities of the DSL role
  • Ongoing knowledge checks
  • Tools, templates and resources
  • Overview and signposting of legislation and best practice changes, what it means for the role and downloadable guidance
  • Downloadable course summary and notes
  • 90 days access from starting the course
  • Certificate of Successful Completion valid for 2 years

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, pay overtime or travel costs. And, of course, this means that these courses offer excellent value for money for over-stretched budgets!

There are many eLearning 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 them with email access to ask a question or request clarification on any of the content by emailing directly to one of our friendly and approachable team members who will simplify and support you!

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

Access to the courses is flexible and easy as they are accessible through either desktop, laptop, tablets and mobile devices at any time.


  1. Welcome
  2. Essentials of Safeguarding
  3. The Designated Safeguarding Lead Role
  4. Recognising Abuse
  5. Safeguarding in Educational Settings
  6. Responding to Concerns
  7. Using Information Effectively
  8. Being an Effective DSL
  9. Legislation KCSiE (Part 1)
  10. Legislation KCSiE (Parts 2, 3, 4)
  11. Legislation KCSiE (Part 5)
  12. Conclusion

Covers statutory and best practice guidance:

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018/2020
  • Statutory Framework for Early Years 2021
  • The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015
  • Section 74 of the Serious Crime Act 2015
  • Ofsted Education Inspection Framework 2022

E-learning: Designated Safeguarding Lead New to Role

  • DSL New to Role (2 day)

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

    Self-paced training for new Designated Safeguarding Leads, deputies, SENCO or safeguarding team members.

    Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)

    • £99.00 excl. VAT

E-learning: Designated Safeguarding Lead 2 Yearly Update

  • DSL 2 Yearly Update (1 day)

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

    Self-paced training for experienced Designated/Deputy Safeguarding Leads who have previously completed DSL New to Role safeguarding training.

    Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)

    • £99.00 excl. VAT

Of course, if you think eLearning isn’t right for your setting or staff then you can still book our all our face-to-face or virtual training sessions direct via our website or call 01274 752299.

I really enjoyed the online element of this course. It has given me time to reflect on the sections before returning

The course has given me an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a designated safeguarding lead AND made me aware of things I can put in place to help me become a better one.

Not only has it given me and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a DSL, but it has made me aware of other things I can put in place to help me become a better DSL. Excellent Course – I really do feel like I understand my role a lot better

Really easy to navigate and complete in my own time where I could really take in the information

It was a highly interesting and accessible course that will prepare me for my role

The training was great, and I especially liked being able to do the training around my other commitments

Frequently asked questions

The Designated Safeguarding Lead New to Role gives a comprehensive introduction into the key responsibilities of the DSL role. It’s designed for those taking on or looking to become your setting’s Designated Safeguarding Lead, Deputy Safeguarding Lead 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 Designated Safeguarding, Deputy Safeguarding Leads 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 more.

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

You can access the eLearning platform at any time which is 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 one recent learner told us:

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

Definitely not…. we have designed the course to be interactive and engaging. You’ll find 20+ expert videos introducing to the key safeguarding concepts plus a tons 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 of 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 and they will respond to your question, usually between 8.30am and 4pm the same day but certainly within 24 hours.

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

Before you book one of our eLearning courses for either yourself or another member of the Safeguarding Team do you have any questions you would like to ask about how the platform offers flexible and self-paced learning? Why not give a member of our bookings team a call on 01274 752299 or email

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