Course Duration: 4h 10m (approx) online training + self-directed learning and activities + final assessment.
Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) should undergo training to provide them with the knowledge and skills required to carry out their role and to understand the processes, procedures and responsibilities of other agencies. Training should be updated every 2 years however DSLs and deputy DSLs should also update their knowledge and skills at regular intervals, but at least annually.
This Essential CPD course provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to understand your statutory safeguarding requirements as a DSL or deputy DSL.
Split into bite-sized modules, the training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost-effective and most time-efficient manner. It has been produced in high-quality remote video CPD format which is accessible on any device, any time, anywhere.
Developed by Lorna Ponambalum, safeguarding expert and senior leadership education professional, the course is split into nine modules and encourages audience interaction to support and embed learning. There is a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence course completion.
Designed in line with the following policies
- Keeping Children Safe in Education
- Working Together to Safeguard Children
- The Children Act 1989 and 2004
- The Education Act 2011
- The Childcare Act 2006
- The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015
- Ofsted Education Inspection Framework
- Every Child Matters
- Understanding the role and responsibilities of the designated safeguarding lead and key safeguarding legislation, statutory guidance and Ofsted requirements.
- Recognising the need for safeguarding training, defining what safeguarding and child protection are and understanding the DSL’s duty of care.
- Identifying and responding to different categories of harm and abuse, managing disclosures and the role of contextual safeguarding.
- Understanding the safeguarding structure, how to respond to safeguarding concerns and recognising the seven golden rules of sharing information.
- Recognising how to record safeguarding concerns and managing allegations against staff.