Designated safeguarding officer refresher training

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Price

£225 per person

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Format
Face-to-face
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Locations
England
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Face-to-face training to update your child protection skills and knowledge

If you’re responsible with receiving concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people, your child protection knowledge should be updated every two years.

Our training course taught by experienced professionals will update your understanding of how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child.

This training is for delegates who have attended a DSO course previously. If you are looking for initial training, see our Designated Safeguarding Officer course

Not in England?

See our courses for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

What will I learn?

In this classroom-based course, you’ll learn how to:

  • describe the recent changes in legislation and guidance affecting your work with children and young people
  • state the implications of these changes for your own organisation
  • demonstrate an awareness and understanding of current issues in safeguarding such as child sexual exploitation, and online risks
  • contribute effectively to multi-agency meetings
  • critically appraise your organisation's safeguarding policy and procedures.

Choose how you want to learn

DSO refresher 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

  • CPD certified.
  • Delivered by expert trainers who are at hand to answer any questions you may have as you go along.
  • Choose your training style: live virtual sessions on Zoom with an expert trainer or face-to-face on location.
  • Covers the important changes in legislation and guidance that affect your work with children and young people.
  • Refresh your knowledge alongside peers from different organisations and share your ideas, experience and learning.
  • Learn through a variety of styles and methods, including practical exercises.
  • Income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
  • Dedicated and neutral learning space so you can learn without distraction.
  • Resources to take home to help you protect the children you work with.
99%
of our customers would recommend NSPCC training
* We received 29,902 evaluation forms from people who had taken our elearning and face-to-face/virtual live training courses between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020. 29,503 (99%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.

Who is this course for?

This refresher course is for people who have previously attended a designated safeguarding officer level course in child protection and want to refresh their knowledge and skills.  Please be aware that you should update your child protection and safeguarding knowledge every two years.

People who have taken this course include:

  • fostering groups
  • local authorities
  • professionals and volunteers from commercial, community and religious based organisations.

Note for health professionals: This course provides training equal to Level 2 - the minimum level required for clinical staff who have some degree of contact with children and young people and/or parents/carers.

We also offer Level 4 safeguarding training for named health professionals.

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

  • 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.

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Face-to-face training benefits

  • 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.

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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.

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.

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

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"Clarification around responsibilities and helpful discussions/exercises, up to date info on legislation etc… Fab day thanks."



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