Designated safeguarding lead for schools and colleges in England refresher course

About this course

Face-to-face training to update your safeguarding skills and knowledge

If you hold a lead safeguarding role in schools and colleges then your training should be updated every 2 years.

Our face to face training course taught by experienced professionals will update your knowledge and further develop competence and confidence in carrying out your lead safeguarding role.


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£225 per person
1-day face-to-face training course


 Course content

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

  • revisit and describe the role and the main responsibilities of the designated safeguarding lead
  • describe the changes in key legislation and guidance affecting the education service’s response to concerns about a child
  • state your own values regarding child abuse and explain the impact of these on professional practice
  • identify the blocks to staff reporting concerns and explore strategies of overcoming them
  • identify barriers that stop staff working within a multi-agency arena and explore strategies of overcoming them
  • make appropriate decisions about the action to take when informed of concerns about a child or young person
  • demonstrate an awareness of the emotional impact of safeguarding work and identify ways in which a safeguarding lead can support staff
  • explore current and contemporary concerns through the use of case studies, such as:

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£225 per person
1-day face-to-face training course 


Who is this course for?

Who is this course for?

The designated safeguarding lead should undergo updated child protection training every two years.

This course is for people who have previously attended a safeguarding lead face-to-face training course and who need to update their knowledge and skills.

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£225 per person
1-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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£225 per person
1-day face-to-face training course 

Dates and locations

Dates and locations

Forthcoming dates and locations for the Designated safeguarding lead in schools and colleges in England refresher course.

Leicester - 26 March 2020 - FULL
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London - 13 May 2020
National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
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Leeds - 23 June 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds City Centre, Granary Wharf, 2 Wharf Approach, Leeds, LS1 4BR
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London - 15 July 2020
NSPCC Head Office, Weston House, 42 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3NH
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Leicester - 15 September 2020
NSPCC National Training Centre, 3 Gilmour Close, Leicester, LE4 1EZ
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London - 5 October 2020
NSPCC Head Office, Weston House, 42 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3NH
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Leeds - 21 January 2021
DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds City Centre, Granary Wharf, 2 Wharf Approach, Leeds, LS1 4BR
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Leicester - 16 March 2021
NSPCC National Training Centre, 3 Gilmour Close, Leicester, LE4 1EZ
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£225 per person
1-day face-to-face training course

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Pre-course requirements

This is an advanced course for those who work in the education sector and have attended a designated safeguarding lead face-to-face training course in the last 2 years (including non-NSPCC courses). Please confirm the following before applying for this course:

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