Designated safeguarding person (DSP) in Wales training

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£310 per person


Interactive virtual training for those taking a lead on safeguarding and child protection

Our two-day training course will equip you with the required knowledge and skills to confidently serve as a designated safeguarding person in your organisation.

Delivered and facilitated by experienced professionals, you will learn how to recognise and respond to child protection concerns, with a focus on safeguarding guidance specific to Wales.

Live virtual training

To continue to support you during the coronavirus pandemic, this course is available through live virtual training sessions via Zoom.

What will I learn?

After attending this course you will be able to:

  • describe th­­­­­e role of the designated safeguarding person and state key areas of responsibility
  • state your own values regarding child abuse and the impact of these on professional practice
  • describe the key legislation and guidance in Wales
  • state the blocks that inhibit the disclosure of abuse; and respond effectively to a child who does disclose
  • state the blocks to staff reporting concerns and how to overcome these
  • make appropriate decisions about the action to take when informed of concerns, including concerns regarding staff or volunteers
  • state what is likely to happen following a referral to the relevant investigating agencies and what further role they may have
  • explain the issues with recording and sharing information, including confidentiality
  • demonstrate an awareness of the emotional dimension of safeguarding work and identify a network for personal support
  • state the main principles of own organisation's policy and procedures
  • decide what steps your organisation needs to take to ensure the safety and welfare of those with whom it has contact.

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.
  • Learn from the comfort of your own home or office with live virtual sessions delivered by an expert trainer through Zoom.
  • Covers the information you need to successfully fulfil your responsibilities in the designated safeguarding person role in Wales.
  • Learning is underpinned by key legislation and guidance in Wales.
  • Income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
  • Train alongside peers and share your ideas, experience and learning.
  • Take part in a variety of learning activities, including practical and interactive exercises.
  • Resources to take home to help you protect the children you work with.
  • Personalised certificate of achievement upon completion of the course.

Who is this course for?

Designated safeguarding person Wales training is an advanced course for those who have previously attended an introductory level course in child protection. If you haven't already taken introductory training see our Introduction to safeguarding and child protection course.

People who have taken Designated safeguarding person (DSP) in Wales training have worked in:

  • early years settings
  • schools
  • colleges
  • commercial and community organisations
  • child performance industry (i.e. production companies)
  • local authorities
  • charities, including trustees.

Note for health professionals: This course sits outside the intercollegiate documents levels required for health care staff (Royal College of Nursing, 2019)1. If you are interested in commissioned training for a health named professionals, please contact us on 0116 234 7246 or email

Benefits of live virtual training

  • 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.

Technical requirements for 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
  • 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.

Book onto live virtual training

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

Use our drop down list to choose a date and be taken through to our booking form.

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"Best safeguarding course I have attended, and I've done many."

Designated safeguarding person, children's charity

"Attending the virtual training was much less timing consuming as I didn't have to drive to the training location, I could do it from the comfort of my own home."

Designated safeguarding person, The Mullany Fund