Designated Safeguarding Lead Initial Training (virtual learning)

£499.00 + VAT

Join Kate for this 2 day initial safeguarding lead course on the 14 & 15th June 2022

Fully updated to include 2020 & 2021 updates to government guidance. Will also consider the implications of Covid19 on students and staff.

“I attended the 2 day Advanced Safeguarding for DSL’s with a group of colleagues recently. I booked the Safeguarding Association as I am aware that Kate has a background in Safeguarding with young people and was keen to find a course that wasn’t entirely focused on children,  as I work in a University.  I have attended multiple DSL courses in the past and can easily say that this is the most thorough and engaging course I have done. I was extremely happy with this course and it is obvious how much experience and knowledge Katy has. There was no death by PowerPoint here and the course was designed around a series of discussions, reflections and case studies. This worked very well, especially as the group all had differing levels of knowledge and experience in safeguarding and could learn from active discussions and feedback. I have done these courses over a day in the past and can quite honestly say now that I am unsure how on earth I managed to learn anything in that format. The two day approach worked so well, as it gave time for reflection and it is in those reflections where the really good learning happens in this area. I can highly recommend this course.”

Leanne Kirk, DSL University of Salford

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We will be using a virtual classroom. It will also be as interactive (if not more so) than an being in an actual classroom together.

We’ll meet beforehand in our virtual learning space, where you can meet you other participants and get to know them ahead of the day. You can also talk to me, set your own learning objectives. You can start the learning process as soon as you join by watching the videos inside our learning platform. This will ensure you are ready and prepared to put your learning into practice on the day of our session.

The Live Virtual Training is on the 14th & 15th June 2022 9.30am – 4.30pm

This two day initial training is case study based and highly interactive. It will provide updates to any legislation and guidance changes. This ensures all staff are fully compliant with the statutory requirements of working with children and young people. Delegates will also have an opportunity to explore how referrals operate in their local area with practical exercises and activities. 

This course is compliant with the statutory requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education and Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance.

Staff will cover how to:

  • describe the role and main responsibilities of the designated safeguarding lead (DSL)
  • state their own values regarding child abuse and the impact these views can have on their professional practice
  • awareness of the key legislation and guidance around child protection
  • look at what steps their organisation needs to take to look after the children and young people it comes into contact with
  • identify barriers that prevent children and staff from reporting abuse or concerns and how to overcome these
  • respond effectively to a child who has reported abuse
  • know what steps to take when concerns about a child have been raised by others
  • know what is likely to happen following a referral to children’s social care
  • what role you have in the multi-agency child protection process, including case conferences
  • explain the issues connected to recording and sharing information, including confidentiality
  • awareness of the emotional impact of safeguarding children and
  • identify ways in which a safeguarding lead can support staff

All delegates completing the course will receive a certificate of attendance

What others have said:

“…best safeguarding training I’ve had in 20 years of education!” – Jacqui

“Really informative course I really enjoyed the content Kate is lovely” – anon

“Thank you it has been a great training session! Hope we have you next time !” – Nikki

“review of legislation, opportunity to chat through case studies but the whole day has been very useful… thank you Kate!” – Mel

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