Online Designated Lead Person Refresher Training

Online Designated Lead Person Refresher Training

22nd June 2021, online via Zoom
A  certificated 4-hour, online refresher programme for experienced Designated Safeguarding Leads (and their deputies) in education settings, who need to update their knowledge in light of the latest statutory guidance and DfE advice, the Ofsted and ISI inspection frameworks and established best practice. 
The programme is aligned to the training competencies published by the London Safeguarding Children Partnership for designated lead professionals in schools, colleges, early years settings and the voluntary sector - Group 4, Level 3, Level 5 (Bromley).
Drawing upon the experience and expertise of the group, topics covered will include:
  • The 2019 and 2020 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'
  • Strategic partnership arrangements
  • The expanding role of the DSL
  • Contextual safeguarding
  • Trauma-informed practice
  • Grooming and online safety
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Peer-on-peer abuse
  • Key messages from research
  • Safe professional practice
  • The inspection framework -'signs of success'
  • Support for safeguarding teams

While the course has been designed to meet the needs of established members of safeguarding teams, adequate time will be set aside for questions and discussion. Group sizes will be limited to a maximum of 12 delegates in order to draw upon the practical experience of the group.

If you are new to the Designated Lead Person for Safeguarding role or have you been a Designated Lead Person for some time and need to formalise your understanding of the role, the initial training is more suitable for you, either in-person or online. 

What our delegates have said about our online DSL training...

"I enjoyed this course and found that the online version is as engaging as the face to face version if you manage your expectations re: IT etc. I find the materials very useful for the course content and also appreciate the value they will have in future for reference. Last time I completed the course I cam away with a list of things that I wanted to implement in my organisation – professional code of conduct, in-depth training for Line Managers to support with safeguarding queries, more awareness of other Local Authorities we deliver in and their safeguarding procedures etc. This time it is helping my confidence levels in what we have in place and I appreciate that."

Amanda Brooks, Senior Service Manager Advocacy and Wellbeing, n-compass

"I particularly enjoyed the small group sessions discussing the case studies as attempting to put what we had learnt into practice was useful. It [the training] has reinforced my understanding of the importance of safeguarding and raising concerns and how this is the responsibility of all staff. And the importance of getting safeguarding information from other schools that our children go to so staff here are aware of any issues or concerns."

Fiona George, School Manager, The Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School

"My practice has been put to the test and I have expanded my knowledge 100% surrounding safeguarding. I feel that I am now confident with understanding the steps to take. The training has been a thoroughly engaging experience and I look forward to continuing my development."

E. Ferguson, Kingsdale, Southwark