Online ‘live’ Designated Lead Person Safeguarding Training


Online 'live' Designated Lead Person Safeguarding Training

Online ‘Live’ Designated Lead Person Training

For Safeguarding Children And Their Families – a Level 4/5 Course
Held across four half-days: 9.30 am until 1 pm on 3rd & 4th November and 10th & 11th November 2020.
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We've developed an online ‘live’ Designated Lead Person training that will address the safeguarding role during this era of COVID-19. As services begin to tentatively reopen we'll focus on the needs of children, parents and professional practitioners - as described in the Children’s Commissioner’s Report, ‘We’re all in this together?’ published on 25th April 2020.

This online 'live' training is the same exacting standards as our in-person training - focused on Practical Approaches and Building Professional Confidence

Despite being online this is highly interactive training, delivered on Zoom, in 'real-time and live' with two highly experienced Trainers.

This training will walk you through the role of the Designated Lead Person for Safeguarding, outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019. (This is a training designed for those who work in the Education Sector although addresses the role of the DSL for a range of children's services, settings and groups and well as those working with Adults at Risk).

We’ll give emphasis to those who have been emotionally upset, mentally disturbed, neglected, abused and traumatised during the lock-down period and the responsibility for services to receive people with emotional insight, sensitivity and care.

We promise a course delivered in digestible bite-size chunks! We will take regular breaks to make it all manageable and avoid Zoom fatigue.

When is the online training taking place?

The training is delivered online ‘live’, which means that you’ll need to attend on certain days at a certain time. Unlike some other safeguarding online courses, this isn’t a course that you complete in your own time.

It’s four, half-day sessions across four days. That’s 12 hours of training!**

**Please note, you will be required to download materials, watch videos, read and conduct research in preparation for and between course dates. Your registration for this course assumes your active agreement to enter into a partnership with the Trainers. This will make the Zoom experience and delivery of this course both possible and to our usual CR&A high standards, over four half-day sessions.

You must be able to attend all four sessions to receive a certificate of attendance for this course.

We limit the training to 14 attendees in order to maintain a high level of interaction and learning.

"I have lost count of the really poor, unrelatable training I have attended over the years and the thought of 2 days DSL training did not at first fill me with inspiration, but your approach, the course and the other delegates made for as really enjoyable few days. I felt as though I learned a great amount, met some good folks and was taught in an inclusive fashion, rather than being talked to, or at!"

Jamie Purcer, Lewisham College

What you’ll achieve with this training?

The full objectives for this course are to:

  • Immerse you in the wide landscape of the safeguarding, including the child protection world in a way that takes a step by step ‘how-to’ approach, whilst encouraging the growth of professional confidence along the way.
  • Give you a thorough understanding of Safeguarding, including the fundamental importance of the ‘Early Help’ aspect with a focus on the emotional attachment between parent and child.
  • Assist you in unpicking possible clues to harm in children, including the dynamic that ‘may’ exist where a member of the school team may have abused their professional position of trust.
  • Piece together the inter-related dimensions of safeguarding including professional conduct, whistle-blowing and allegations against practitioners, allowing plenty of time to explore each.

"The training was a masterpiece!"

Benson Chinenzura, Student Services Manager Careers Lead at West London College

We address the full responsibilities of the safeguarding authorities

Our Online Designated Lead Person induction training addresses the full range of designated responsibilities. The training draws upon a multi-agency perspective that fully complies with all legal requirements; including those directed by the local Children Safeguarding Partnership to work with statutory agencies and other partners.

Just like our usual in-person training, this online Designated Lead Person for Safeguarding training is London Safeguarding Children Partnership Group 4/5 level.

Our course references key Government guidance including : 

  • ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (July 2018)’;
  • ‘What to Do if You’re Worried a Child is Being Abused’ (March 2015);
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2019
  • 'Information sharing advice for safeguarding practitioners' (July 2018). 
  • Ofsted ‘Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings September 2019

This online course is a thorough induction to the Designated Lead Person for Safeguarding role. It helps support the development of professional thinking, the connections to the theoretical framework and most importantly how to enact policy and procedure with real-life people.

We place great emphasis to adopting a meaningful understanding of safeguarding in which the philosophy of the legislation and guidance is brought to life and each Designated Lead Person locates themself within their role, both as an individual and for the entire school or Education establishment.

If you’re needing to update your training and can’t wait for business to return to normal, join us this online, interactive and engaging training.

The topics and subjects that we'll explore in this online training:

  • Roles and responsibilities in safeguarding
  • The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Partnership working and the critical role of the local Children Safeguarding Partnership
  • Key messages from Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews 
  • What all staff, volunteers and governors need to know and understand about safeguarding
  • Managing risk and understanding the thresholds for referrals to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), including Children’s Social Care.
  • Below the MASH referral threshold, including Early Help Assessments.
  • Understanding the barriers to disclosure
  • Information sharing and challenge
  • Presenting features of Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking, Honour-Based Abuse including FGM, Extremism and Radicalisation and Spirit-Based Possession 
  • Playing your part in a sensitive assessment that honours race, culture, language, religion, beliefs systems and values whilst maintaining a clear focus on safeguarding responsibilities
  • Safety on-line for children and staff
  • Recognising the interface between high standards of professional conduct and behaviour and active enactment of the Whistle-blowing Policy in the prevention of allegations against staff
  • Understanding inspection judgements relating to safeguarding

"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

Cancellation policy: As this is an online course there are no refunds for non-attendance. We’re keeping the number of participants delivery low so that we can offer the best possible experience and training over the four days. If you book and realise you can’t make it, we’re happy for you to substitute someone else in your place. Thank you for understanding.