Teach Secondary had five categories at the heart of secondary teaching and learning – curriculum impact, assessment, safeguarding, SEND and CPD – and compiled a shortlist of 30 finalists; six per category.
£250 exc. VAT
About the Course
Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) should take lead responsibility for all safeguarding and child protection matters in schools. They should attend training in order to effectively carry out their role and must be aware of the relevant statutory safeguarding requirements, legislative duties, Ofsted regulation and child protection frameworks.
Our Essential CPD course in the role of a designated safeguarding lead provides you with the core content you need to ensure adherence with all of your safeguarding obligations. Delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been skilfully organised for busy workloads and is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere, our Advanced Designated Safeguarding Lead training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.
Delivered by subject matter expert, Lorna Ponambalum, the course has been divided into nine easily digestible modules and contains links to further learning and resources throughout, with knowledge tests and assessments to help you evidence your safeguarding compliance.
Designed in line with the following policies
Module 1: Introduction to safeguarding
In module 1, you will understand why safeguarding training is important, define the difference between safeguarding and child protection, discuss who is responsible for safeguarding and explore the duty of care on schools.
Module 2: Safeguarding structure and guidance
In module 2, you will learn about the key legislation and guidance that underpins safeguarding in schools. You will also cover the single assessment process, low level, emerging and complex needs, child protection concerns and safeguarding in relation to the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework.
Module 3: The role and responsibility of the designated safeguarding lead
Module 3 will discuss what you must be aware of and understand in your role as the designated safeguarding lead. It will define your role and expectations as a DSL, your responsibilities in relation to Keeping Children Safe in Education, safeguarding in response to COVID-19, safer recruitment procedures and DBS checks.
Module 4: Recognising and responding to abuse
Module 4 will provide you with an in-depth look at recognising and responding to different types of abuse. It will explore the four main categories of abuse, as well as domestic abuse, online abuse, CSE, FGM, trafficking, grooming and radicalisation. It will also cover contextual safeguarding, children at high risk and explore why children don’t always disclose information.
Module 5: Disclosures from children
In module 5, you will learn how a concern may come to your attention as a DSL and how to respond to a disclosure. You will also understand what not to do, what the key messages are that children need to hear and explore some of the main reasons why adults don’t take action.
Module 6: Responding to safeguarding concerns
Module 6 will cover how you should respond to safeguarding concerns. It will explore best practice around the sharing of information, delve deeper into the safeguarding structure and discuss the importance of Serious Case Reviews.
Module 7: Responses under the safeguarding structure
In module 7, you will learn about making referrals and contacting social care. You will learn what to include in a referral, when and how to follow up a referral, understand when and why social care do and don’t action and what to do if you don’t agree with a decision.
Module 8: Recording safeguarding concerns
Module 8 will discuss what to record in respect of safeguarding concerns, provide a number of record-keeping tips and explain how you can review your child protection records retention and storage policy.
Module 9: Management of safeguarding with staff and within settings
In module 9 you will understand what constitutes an allegation against a member of staff, explore statutory guidance in relation to KCSiE, recognise what to do when an allegation is received, how internal investigations are carried out and how to minimise allegations against staff.
Really Engaging CourseFor someone who doesn't enjoy online courses - the course was created in such a way that it was easy to follow and understand. The course leader seemed to be fun and engaging. Thank youKris Anderson, Year Lead - The Petchey Academy
FantasticI hate lengthy courses, but this was short and straight to the point. Each part was full of information. I would highly recommendLewis HORNER, BfL Coordinator - All Saints Catholic College HD2 2JT
SafeguardingI found the course informative and felt I had learnt far more than doing a 1 day update course especially having to do the test !Rebecca SMITH, Teacher - Gillingham School
Advanced Certificate in Safeguarding for Designated Safeguarding Leads (2020-21)Comprehensive updateCarol Douglas, Chair of Governors - Hugh Joicey C of E Aided First School
DSL trainingThe course was up to date, relevant and gave practical advice.Antony BENNETT, Assistant Head - East Tilbury Primary School
All schools have a duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It’s essential that senior leaders and safeguarding leads have a strong understanding of their responsibilities towards child protection and are aware of the challenges they might face in implementing best practice processes and procedures.
All schools must ensure that they have robust policies in place around the selection and suitability of prospective employees and that they are proactively creating a culture of safer recruitment. It’s essential that schools adopt a consistent and rigorous approach towards safer recruitment processes that ensures the wellbeing and safety of children and protects them from harm and abuse.
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