Designated safeguarding officer training is for those who have a responsibility to coordinate the response to safeguarding concerns within their organisation, and support others in doing so.
You must have previously attended an introductory level course in child protection, and have a role in liaising with other agencies involved in child protection, especially children’s social care.
People who have taken this course include:
- child care groups
- local authorities
- professionals and volunteers from commercial and community organisations.
This course doesn’t provide full training for people who work in a statutory agency.
Note for health professionals: This course sits outside the intercollegiate documents levels required for health care staff. If you’re looking for a similar course, you can take a look at our Level 4 safeguarding training for named health professionals.