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Designated safeguarding lead for schools and colleges training

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

Carry out your statutory responsibilities as a Designated safeguarding lead (DSL) with the NSPCC’s DSL training courses and protect the children and young people you work with in schools and colleges in England.

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Designated safeguarding lead training (core)

Have you recently been appointed designated safeguarding lead (DSL) or are you looking to do some training?

This course will help you understand your role and responsibilities and develop your confidence in protecting children and young people.

You’ll learn about:

  • barriers that might prevent children or staff from reporting abuse or concerns
  • escalating concerns, referrals and the multi-agency protection process
  • how to respond to a child who has reported abuse.

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Designated safeguarding lead training (advanced)

Are you already in a DSL role, and looking to build your skills and knowledge on dealing with complex safeguarding and child protection concerns?

This advanced course will help you understand:

  • the role your school or college has in providing early help and statutory intervention
  • how values play a part in our understanding of safeguarding issues
  • different forms of child sexual abuse and its impact on children.

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If you are unsure about which course to book, email for more help.

Benefits of the course

  • Led by expert trainers who cover the latest legislation and guidance such as Keeping children safe in education and Working together to keep children safe.
  • 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 resources to help you protect the children and young people in your educational setting along with a personalised certification upon completion.
  • Income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
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* We received 39,176 evaluation forms from people who had taken our elearning and face-to-face/virtual live training courses between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023. 38,394 (98%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.

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We deliver both our DSL core training and DSL advanced training courses face-to-face on location and virtually via Zoom.

If you are unsure about which course to book, email for more help.

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“A brilliant style of delivering, extremely knowledgeable… The best quality safeguarding training I have received to date.”

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