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Designated Safeguarding Lead Training (Level 3)

The course is designed for Designated Safeguarding Leads, Governor, Heads of year, Childcare settings, Principals, Vice Principals  and is provided by an NSPCC acredited trainer.

Entry requirements: Participants must have Basic Child Protection Training

Course details:

  • Understanding threshold of child protection, Including a deeper understanding of neglect & emotional abuse
  • The latest additional safeguarding concerns, including:
    • Female Genital Mutilation
    • Child Sexual Exploitation
    • Tackling extremism
  • Strategies to raise awareness in staff
  • The legislative framework and statutory compliance
  • Safeguarding files and accurate recordings
  • Understanding safeguarding risks
  • Thinking the Unthinkable
  • Learning the lessons from serious case reviews
  • Creating best practice systems and procedures
  • Key elements of a professional code of conduct
  • The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead & Governor

Course Objectives

  • Revise knowledge concerning abuse;
  • Childcare legislation and information sharing;
  • Ensure commitment to putting children and their rights at the heart of the safeguarding process;
  • Increase knowledge of up to date local information regarding safeguarding and protection of children and implications for services;
  • Increase confidence in supporting staff who are working with children and their families;
  • Increase understanding in the use of reflective practice;
  • Increase knowledge of LSCB procedures and the interface with agency procedures;
  • Increase the understanding of the Serious Case Review process and lessons learnt;
  • Increase confidence in interagency working as a manager/designated person.

By the end of the course participants will understand:

  • Their roles and responsibilities
  • Thresholds of Child Protection
  • Pathways of need and referrals

Session timetable

Session 1

  • Setting the context
  • Legislation framework
  • Policy and procedures

Session 2

  • Roles and responsibilities of the DSL
  • Thresholds of child protection
  • Additional safeguarding concerns
  • Recordings and chronologies

Session 3

  • MASH/Children Social Care  processes
  • Multi agency working

Session 4

  • Lessons from serious case reviews
  • Professional staff conduct
  • Whistleblowing
  • Creating an ongoing vigilant culture

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