Safeguarding for Designated Leads in the voluntary sector


Safeguarding Training for Designated Leads in the voluntary sector

What we will cover…

  • Roles and responsibilities in safeguarding.
  • The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
  • What commissioners and funders will expect.
  • Partnership working and the critical role of the Local Safeguarding Children Board.
  • Key messages from Serious Case Reviews.
  • What all staff, volunteers and governors need to know and understand about safeguarding and their role in safeguarding children and adults at risk.
  • Managing risk and understanding the thresholds for referrals to Children’s Social Care.
  • Understanding thresholds.
  • Below the threshold – early help assessments.
  • Understanding the barriers to disclosure.
  • Information sharing and challenge.
  • What all staff need to know about female genital mutilation.
  • Culture and race in safeguarding.
  • Sexual exploitation.
  • Exploitation by radicalisers.
  • On-line safety for children, volunteers and staff.
  • Safe professional practice and preventing allegations.
  • Safeguarding at 16 + safeguarding adults at risk.
  • Inspection judgements relating to safeguarding.

Our Designated Lead Person training addresses the full range of designated responsibilities for voluntary sector providers for children, young people and adults at risk and draws upon a multi-agency perspective that complies fully with current legal requirements; including procedures adopted by Local Safeguarding Children Boards to promote compliance and cooperation with statutory services, commissioners and other partners.

This programme will reference to key statutory guidance and advice, including:

We will walk participants through the full range of the Designated Safeguarding Lead responsibilities. It references the responsibilities of senior managers, trustees and management committees in ensuring that Designated Safeguarding Leads are well supported and resourced to carry out their role effectively.

This course is suitable for those who are refreshing their knowledge or who need to gain an overview of the role.

This course is suitable for those working in the voluntary sector (or 3rd Sector) and would like to refresh their knowledge or need to gain an overview of the role. If you are not working in the voluntary sector please visit our Designated Lead Person training page to read more about our 1- and 2-day training.

Next session tbc, central London
from 9.00am to 4.30pm
at a venue to be arranged
£210 + VAT per delegate (including a light lunch and tea breaks).


"I thought the course was excellent. The facilitator, John Guest was very knowledgeable, with a lovely calm manner. He said that he was available after the course for questions and he responded to an email query I sent. There was nothing bad about the course. There was a lovely atmosphere in the course, and I came out more confident about dealing with safeguarding issues. I would recommend the course highly and would be willing for other schools to contact me if need be."
Gillian Carr, Deputy Head Teacher, Evelina Hospital School, Southwark