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Designated Safeguarding Lead for Schools & Colleges In House Training

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Training Delivered In House / In Your Organisation - Contact us for costs

This In House Training for the designated safeguarding lead in your school or college, we can offer a 4 or 6 hour course for 1 - 50 people, this can be delivered in your organisation during the day or evening at a times to suit your needs.

Carry out your statutory responsibilities as a Designated safeguarding lead (DSL) with the DSL training courses and protect the children and young people you work with in schools and colleges in England.

During this training course, you’ll learn how to:

  • describe the role of the DSL and state key areas of responsibility
  • state your own values regarding child abuse and the impact of these on professional practice
  • describe key child protection legislation and statutory guidance
  • identify the additional risks for children with special educational needs and disabilities and the factors which make children vulnerable
  • identify the 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 and know what steps to take when concerns about a child have been raised by others
  • know what is likely to happen following a referral and what role your school or college has in the multi-agency child protection process, including case conferences
  • understand the process for escalating concerns where there are challenges and differences in assessment of needs and risks
  • explain the issues connected to recording and sharing information, including confidentiality and data protection
  • show an awareness of the emotional impact of safeguarding children and identify ways the DSL can support staff.


This course is in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education (2022) Guidance and the Working Together to Safeguard Children (2023) Guidance.

We can offer this course as a one off training course and as a update course every two years.

If you are looking for training for one or two people we also offer this course as a one day course, where you come to one of our venues and join other people undertaking the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) course

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