New Keeping children safe in education guidance has been published and will become statutory from 1 September 2022.
The designated safeguarding lead (DSL) and any deputies should undergo training to provide them with the knowledge and skills required to carry out the role. They should also keep up to date with any developments related to their role and refresh their learning regularly and at least on an annual basis.
Developed by Lorna Ponambalum, independent safeguarding and inclusion consultant, our brand new safeguarding course covers the latest updates from Keeping children safe in education 2022 and has been designed to provide you with the expertise and capability to effectively carry out your role as designated safeguarding lead.
All schools should continue to adhere to the current Keeping children safe in guidance until 1 September 2022.
Please note: This course consists of learning through video, task completion and further reading/research. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives of the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process to ensure they can successfully apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own setting.
Designed in line with the following policies
- Keeping children safe in education
- Working together to safeguard children
- Ofsted Education inspection framework
- Ofsted Inspecting safeguarding in early years education and skills settings
- Ofsted School inspection handbook
- Developing up-to-date knowledge and skills in order to carry out the role effectively and provide advice and support on child welfare, safeguarding and child protection matters.
- Understanding how the designated safeguarding lead plays a key role in helping schools meet their statutory safeguarding requirements and Ofsted expectations.
- Recognising the importance of developing a whole-school approach to safeguarding and ensuring governors, senior leaders and staff receive the appropriate training.
- Identifying and responding to different categories of harm and abuse, including child-on-child sexual violence and sexual harassment.
- Understanding the safeguarding structure, how to effectively respond to disclosures and how to manage concerns and allegations made about staff.