Designated safeguarding lead for schools and colleges training

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From £450 per person

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Face-to-face
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Locations
England

Training for the designated safeguarding lead in your school or college in England

Gain the knowledge and skills required for a lead safeguarding role in schools and colleges based in England.

Delivered and facilitated by experienced professionals, this course will enable you to develop knowledge and skills in application of the role and responsibilities.

If you have previously attended a DSL course and want to refresh your skills, see our DSL refresher course

What will I learn?

During this training course, you’ll learn how to:

  • describe the role and main responsibilities of the designated safeguarding lead (DSL)
  • state your own values regarding child abuse and the impact of these on professional practice
  • describe the key legislation and guidance that determines your organisation’s policy for child safety and welfare
  • decide what steps your organisation needs to take to look after the safety and welfare of the children and young people it comes into contact with
  • identify the barriers that prevent children and staff from reporting abuse or concerns and how to overcome these
  • respond effectively to a child who has reported abuse and know what steps to take when concerns about a child have been raised by others
  • know what is likely to happen following a referral to children's social care and what role the school or college has in the multi-agency child protection process, including case conferences
  • explain the issues connected to recording and sharing information, including confidentiality
  • show an awareness of the emotional impact of safeguarding children and identify ways in which a safeguarding lead can support staff.

Choose how you want to learn

This training is available face-to-face or as a live virtual training session, to support a range of learning styles.

Both options are taught by experts and feature the latest legislation, guidance and best practice. So you can choose to learn on location in a dedicated learning space or from the comfort of your own home or office.

Benefits of the course

  • Led by expert trainers who cover key legislation and guidance around safeguarding children and young people.
  • Choose your training style: live virtual sessions on Zoom with an expert trainer or face-to-face on location.
  • Includes the opportunity to ask the lead trainer any questions you may have and receive direct support and guidance throughout the two days.
  • Provides valuable insight into the various aspects of a designated safeguarding leads' role and the multi-agency child protection process.
  • Uses different teaching styles and involves participating in interactive exercises in a group setting.
  • Apply learning from the course to your organisation’s overarching policy and procedures.
  • Receive a personalised certificate of completion at the end of your training.
  • Income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
  • Take away resources to help you protect the children you work or volunteer with.
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Your learning options

All NSPCC Learning courses are up-to-date with the latest information about legislation, guidance and best practice and provide a certificate of achievement.

And it doesn’t stop there. As the UK's experts on safeguarding and child protection, we have a range of further information, training and downloadable resources to help you protect the children you work with.

Live virtual training benefits

Our live virtual training sessions takes place over two consecutive days.

Benefits include:

  • Remote sessions delivered live by expert trainers.
  • Share your ideas, experience and learning virtually with participants from a wide range of sectors and organisations.
  • Receive real-time feedback.
  • Learn from the comfort of your own home or office.
  • No travel costs.
  • Participate in interactive exercises and get direct support and guidance as you learn.
  • Personalised certificate of completion.
  • Resources you can keep to help you protect the children you work or volunteer with.

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Benefits of face-to-face training on location

  • Delivered by expert trainers.
  • Share your ideas, experience and learning with participants from a wide range of sectors and organisations.
  • Learn in a dedicated learning space, without distractions.
  • Participate in interactive exercises and get direct support and guidance as you learn.
  • Personalised certificate of completion.
  • Resources to take home to help you protect the children you work or volunteer with.

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Who is this course for?

Designated safeguarding lead for schools and colleges in England is an advanced course for those who have previously attended an introductory level course in child protection.

People who have taken this course include:

  • designated safeguarding lead officers
  • vice principals
  • deputy heads
  • governors
  • those from early years education settings
  • those from schools and further educational organisations.

Why take your training with the NSPCC?

At the NSPCC, we work to keep children and young people safe from abuse and neglect every day.

As the UK's experts on safeguarding and child protection, we understand the issues organisations and people working with children can face. That’s why professionals trust us to provide the support, training and resources they need to help protect the children and young people they work with.

Our highly-rated training courses are developed by experts. We work with a number of organisations, experienced consultants and subject matter experts in a range of sectors to develop courses that are clear, easy-to-use, up-to-date and in line with the latest statutory guidance, and tailored to your needs.

And as a charity, income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.

Technical requirements for live virtual training

We use Zoom Pro to deliver our live virtual training.

  • You’ll need to sign up to Zoom and agree to the Zoom Privacy Notice in order to attend virtual training.
  • No confidential or sensitive data should be shared during the virtual event.
  • In order to take your training securely and for the best possible experience please use Zoom version 5.0 or above.
  • We recommend installing the latest version of your web browser before beginning your course. Prior to the event, you can test your internet connection at https://zoom.us/test
  • Your trainer will contact you prior to your training date with details of how to login on the day of your session and setting up Zoom. You can also visit the Zoom website for technical support.

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We deliver this training course face-to-face on location and virtually via Zoom.

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