Designated safeguarding lead for schools and colleges in England course

About this course

Training for the lead safeguarding role and responsibilities

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.


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£450 per person
2-day face-to-face training course

For more information, contact us on 0116 234 7246 or email learning@nspcc.org.uk.


Course content

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

  • describe the role and main responsibilities of the designated safeguarding lead
  • 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 from reporting abuse
  • know how to respond effectively to a child who does report abuse
  • understand the barriers that prevent staff from reporting concerns, and how to overcome them
  • make the right decisions about what steps to take when concerns about a child have been raised
  • 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
  • talk about your organisation’s overarching policy and procedures.

This course is CPD certified.

Who is this course for?

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.

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£450 per person
2-day face-to-face training course

Why NSPCC training?

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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£450 per person
2-day face-to-face training course

Dates and locations

Dates and locations

Forthcoming dates and locations for the Designated safeguarding lead for schools and colleges in England training course:

London - 14-15 May 2020
National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
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Leicester - 19-20 May 2020
NSPCC National Training Centre, 3 Gilmour Close, Leicester, LE4 1EZ
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London - 9-10 June 2020
National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
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Leicester - 16-17 June 2020
NSPCC National Training Centre, 3 Gilmour Close, Leicester, LE4 1EZ
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Leeds - 16-17 July 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds City Centre, Granary Wharf, 2 Wharf Approach, Leeds, LS1 4BR
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For training in Wales, see our Designated person with responsibility for child protection in schools and colleges (Wales) course on our Child protection and safeguarding training in Wales page.

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£450 per person
2-day face-to-face training course

Booking form

Please use this form to book onto the Designated safeguarding lead for schools and colleges in England training course. 

If you work do not work in the education sector, please see our Designated safeguarding officer training course.

If you haven't previously attended an introductory level course in child protection, please see our Introduction to safeguarding and child protection training course or our Child protection: an introduction - online course.

Pre-course requirements

This is an advanced course for those who work in the education sector and have previously attended an introductory level course in child protection. Please confirm the following before applying for this course:

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