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Designated Safeguarding Lead Training

Designated Safeguarding Lead Training

This course will give an overview of how to carry out statutory responsibilities as a Designated safeguarding lead, including how to protect children and young people within schools and colleges.


Duration: 3 Hours     CPD Points: 3

  • Objectives

    At the end of this course, the learner will be able to: 

    • Describe barriers that may prevent staff or children from reporting concerns or abuse
    • Describe how to escalate concerns and referrals
    • Understand the multi-agency protection process
    • Understand how to respond to a child who has reported abuse
    • Identify the different forms of child sexual abuse and its impact on children
    • Understand the role your school or college has in providing early support and statutory intervention
    • Describe how values play a role in the understanding of safeguarding issues
  • Course Content

    Unit 1

    • Course Introduction – Designated Safeguarding Lead Training
    • Introduction
    • Role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
    • Responsibilities of the DSL
    • Continued Training
    • Why Do Schools Need DSLs?
    • Statutory Guidance and Regulations
    • First Time DSL Recommendations
    • Significant Harm
    • Influencing Factors
    • Vulnerability Protections
    • Behavioural Signs of Abuse, Harm, or Neglect
    • Behavioural Signs in Adults
    • Organisational Procedures
    • Defining Child Abuse
    • Features of Child Abuse
    • Unnoticed and Unreported Abuse
    • Adult Warning Signs
    • Types and Forms of Abuse
    • Physical Abuse
    • Emotional Abuse
    • Indicators of Emotional Abuse
    • Neglect
    • Indicators of Neglect
    • Sexual Abuse
    • Indicators of Sexual Abuse
    • Bullying
    • Characteristics of Bullying
    • Types of and Excuses for Bullying
    • Anti-Bullying Policies
    • LGBTQ+ Awareness
    • LGBTQ+ Support
    • LGBTQ+ Support for Children & Young People
    • LGBTQ+ Support for Parents & Caregivers
    • Female Genital Mutilation
    • Help and Support for FGM
    • Reasons for FGM
    • FGM Legislation
    • Forced Marriage
    • The Prevent Duty
    • The Vetting and Barring Scheme
    • Sex Offenders Register
    • Helping Children Protect Themselves
    • Protecting Yourself
    • Ways to Protect Yourself
    • Online Safety
    • Policies and Procedures
    • Multi-Agency Working
    • Channel Panels
    • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021
    • Sharing Information
    • Note Keeping and Documenting
    • Threshold Documents
    • Threshold Documents – Description
    • Assessments
    • Principles of Early Help
    • Benefits of Early Help
    • After a Referral
    • Disclosure
    • Steps After a Disclosure
    • CAF Introduction
    • CAF Description
    • Principles of a Good Assessment
    • Factors to Consider
  • Certification

    On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD accredited Designated Safeguarding Lead Training free course certificate.


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