Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Training

What is the course about?

This course will help you become familiar with the role and responsibilities of the designated safeguarding lead in your organisation. It will develop both your competence and confidence in carrying out the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

Course Description

The course aims to provide advanced information on reporting strategies, policies and procedures. It also covers: how to make your working environment safe for children, including safe practices; what to do if you believe that a child is at risk; who to approach or report to; what actions to take and which legislation applies in this area.

It will look at the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Information Sharing, confidentiality, consent and what we should expect from children`s social care and enable you to take on the role in your organisation.

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) - Level 3 One Day Course Is in Line with Ofsteds new safeguarding children briefing for section 5 inspectors (2015), Ofsted Inspection Framework (2015) & Working Together to Safeguard ChildrenMarch 2015, Keeping Children Safe in Education (July 2015). You are required to have undertaken the recognised course.

This is the level 3 Designated Safeguarding Lead Course

Child Protection

By the end of the course you will be able to: 

  • describe the role of the designated safeguarding children officer and state key areas of responsibility
  • describe the key legislation and guidance affecting our response to concerns about a child`s safety or welfare
  • state your own values regarding child abuse and explain the impact of these on professional practice
  • state the barriers inhibiting children from disclosing abuse and respond effectively to a child who does disclose
  • state the barriers to staff reporting concerns and develop methods of overcoming them
  • make appropriate decisions about the action to take when informed of a range of concerns about child or young person
  • explain the issues in connection with recording and sharing of information, including that of confidentiality, and state how a referral to children`s social care should be made

  • state what is likely to happen following a referral to children`s social care and the role the school or college has in the multi-agency child protection process
  • demonstrate an awareness of the emotional dimension of safeguarding work and identify ways in which the designated senior person can support staff.

  • The handouts were excellent and very clearly laid out. There were several activities to do and usually on other courses this involves a large sheet of paper and a marker pen and being asked to come up with words - something you can quickly get bored with. These activites on this course were interesting and you could definitely see a point to them. Also he spent the right amount of time on each slide of the power point and did not drag each one out. I can honestly say I was not bored at any time and the time passed quickly.

    • Kate Landells
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • Gary was calm and reassuring explaining subject matter that is complicated and so crucially important. There is so much to learn and understand but Gary assures you the information is all there it is just learning where to look for it or learning who to ask for help (July 2014)

    • Harriet Amos (Notting Hill Prep School)
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • Answering the questionaire really helped and made you find out the information for yourself. Group work helped in discussing scenarios, especially one or too that ended in lengthy debates.

    • Penny Kane
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • The trainer was very competant with his knowledge of safeguarding. It is a difficult subject but he kept it light but covered objective. Good group discussions.

    • Julie Knapp
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • A great course, very enjoyable. The Trainer - he was excellent, clearly having a depth of knowledge that was impressive coupled with good communication skills - really approachable and helpful.

    • Mrs Kennedy (St Bedes School)
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • Good pace and delivery Relevant Presenters knowledge of subject matter, and most recent changes to legislation

    • Sally Groves (Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College)
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • The Facilitator was very knowledgeable and able to give informed direction when queries were raised. It also helped that there was a good cross section of participants which allowed insight into the work of other agencies and the manner in which they address safeguarding issues

    • Jane Little
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • Course leader was easy to listen to, very knowledgeable and used time well. Opportunities to share information with colleagues was also beneficial.

    • Hillary Ward
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • The subject knowledge of the trainer, the relevance to current situations and frequent references to current legislation (July 2014)

    • Saafiyah Hansi (Quwwatulislam School)
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • The details of the course was excellent- good use of resources and to do activities. Knowledge of the presenter was excellent.

    • Steve Cumbo
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • Dealing with the procedures and responsibilities in a very clear way. Gary was excellent, knowledgeable and had a very good demeanour.

    • David Leech (New Hall Preparatory School)
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • Good pace and delivery Relevant Presenters knowledge of subject matter, and most recent changes to legislation

    • Sally Groves (Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College)
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • The whole day was extremely well organised and very interesting. It was delivered in a clear and precise way that was easy to understand, relevant and avoided too much jargon. Thank you!

    • Lesley Hunter
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • Safeguarding Children Level 3 Course. Didnt waste time with the basics (Level 1 & 2) just dealt with the information necessary for Level 3 / Designated Person. Engaging the entire group in interactive exercises definitely worked.

    • Kevin Wills
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • well paced course covering all the requirements for designated person.Delivered by a trainer who had past experience in the field and knew the problems which are often encountered.

    • Dr Carol Booth
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • Knowledge of the course leader. A really good arena for listening to and discussing grey areas of child protection. Reassured me that what i am doing is right. Also made me feel mnore confident to phone up social workers to seek advice.

    • Helen Lackey
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
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Testimonials

  • Safeguarding Children Level 3 Course. Didnt waste time with the basics (Level 1 & 2) just dealt with the information necessary for Level 3 / Designate...

    Kevin Wills Child Protection
    • Kevin Wills
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • The subject knowledge of the trainer, the relevance to current situations and frequent references to current legislation (July 2014) ...

    Saafiyah Hansi (Quwwatulislam School) Child Protection
    • Saafiyah Hansi (Quwwatulislam School)
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • The trainer was very competant with his knowledge of safeguarding. It is a difficult subject but he kept it light but covered objective. Good group di...

    Julie Knapp Child Protection
    • Julie Knapp
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • A great course, very enjoyable. The Trainer - he was excellent, clearly having a depth of knowledge that was impressive coupled with good communicati...

    Mrs Kennedy (St Bedes School) Child Protection
    • Mrs Kennedy (St Bedes School)
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • Gary was calm and reassuring explaining subject matter that is complicated and so crucially important. There is so much to learn and understand but Ga...

    Harriet Amos (Notting Hill Prep School) Child Protection
    • Harriet Amos (Notting Hill Prep School)
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • Good pace and delivery Relevant Presenters knowledge of subject matter, and most recent changes to legislation ...

    Sally Groves (Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College) Child Protection
    • Sally Groves (Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College)
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • The details of the course was excellent- good use of resources and to do activities. Knowledge of the presenter was excellent. ...

    Steve Cumbo Child Protection
    • Steve Cumbo
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • The whole day was extremely well organised and very interesting. It was delivered in a clear and precise way that was easy to understand, relevant and...

    Lesley Hunter Child Protection
    • Lesley Hunter
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • The handouts were excellent and very clearly laid out. There were several activities to do and usually on other courses this involves a large sheet of...

    Kate Landells Child Protection
    • Kate Landells
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • well paced course covering all the requirements for designated person.Delivered by a trainer who had past experience in the field and knew the problem...

    Dr Carol Booth Child Protection
    • Dr Carol Booth
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • Course leader was easy to listen to, very knowledgeable and used time well. Opportunities to share information with colleagues was also beneficial. ...

    Hillary Ward Child Protection
    • Hillary Ward
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • Answering the questionaire really helped and made you find out the information for yourself. Group work helped in discussing scenarios, especially one...

    Penny Kane Child Protection
    • Penny Kane
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • The Facilitator was very knowledgeable and able to give informed direction when queries were raised. It also helped that there was a good cross sectio...

    Jane Little Child Protection
    • Jane Little
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • Knowledge of the course leader. A really good arena for listening to and discussing grey areas of child protection. Reassured me that what i am doing ...

    Helen Lackey Child Protection
    • Helen Lackey
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • Good pace and delivery Relevant Presenters knowledge of subject matter, and most recent changes to legislation ...

    Sally Groves (Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College) Child Protection
    • Sally Groves (Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College)
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
  • Dealing with the procedures and responsibilities in a very clear way. Gary was excellent, knowledgeable and had a very good demeanour....

    David Leech (New Hall Preparatory School) Child Protection
    • David Leech (New Hall Preparatory School)
    • Sat, 12-03-2016
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