Designated Safeguarding Lead – Children Training

As a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), you are accountable for child safeguarding concerns within your organisation. You must complete DSL training to develop an in-depth and up-to-date understanding of child safeguarding to take on this responsibility.

This training course provides a comprehensive understanding of your role and responsibilities as a DSL supervising child safeguarding. The course gives you the knowledge to manage safeguarding issues across your organisation, guide colleagues on best practice and correctly handle disclosures. You’ll also be able to identify signs of abuse, inform safe hiring procedures and ensure victims are properly supported.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet easy-to-follow explanations

Certificate on completion

Simple login & user access

The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Understand the role and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead

Learn the types of abuse children may suffer and how to identify them

Learn the systematic steps for effectively handling abuse disclosures

Develop skills and strategies to support victims

Comprehend the legal safeguarding framework and the process of developing policies

Learn how to report and document safeguarding issues and incidents

Understand and establish safe procedures for recruiting staff

Learn how to provide training and increase awareness among your staff

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Designated Safeguarding Lead – Children

£95.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 10 £95.00
11 - 20 £87.50
21 - 50 £80.00

About Designated Safeguarding Lead Training

Children are at an increased risk of abuse due to their vulnerability so anyone working with them must have the knowledge and skills to protect them from abuse and safeguard their well-being. A DSL must ensure that everyone working with children in their organisation follows legal guidance and maintains the highest standards of child safeguarding.

This comprehensive DSL training is necessary for individuals in senior or lead safeguarding roles across settings including schools, universities, charities, places of worship, sports clubs, leisure centres and healthcare facilities.

The course offers insights into the role and responsibilities of a DSL and the legal frameworks they must follow. This advanced-level DSL safeguarding training course covers the content of both Safeguarding Levels 1 and 2 as well as Designated Safeguarding Lead – Children. Trainees learn how to recognise signs of abuse, handle disclosures and manage referrals. They will also develop the knowledge necessary to develop safeguarding policies for their organisation, train staff and coordinate with other agencies.

Why is Designated Safeguarding Lead Training Important?

Child abuse is sadly widespread in the UK. According to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, about half a million children suffer from abuse in the UK every year. A report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also reveals that around one in five people experience abuse before age 16. The police in England and Wales recorded 32,961 cruelty offences against children during the 2020-2021 period. These statistics highlight the pressing need for vigilant child protection measures.

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Children Training plays a crucial role in addressing these distressing realities. It equips DSLs with the knowledge and skills to recognise, prevent and respond to child abuse. The course helps safeguard vulnerable children and contributes to the broader effort to eliminate all forms of abuse.

Are You Aware of Your Responsibilities?

Every professional who comes into contact with children is responsible for ensuring their safety and well-being. Legal responsibilities to protect children are spread across multiple pieces of legislation, with the key acts being:

  • The Children Act 1989
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Children and Families Act 2014
  • The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1992
  • The Human Rights Act 1998
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
  • The Children and Social Work Act 2017
  • The Education Act 2002

Within this framework of legal responsibilities, DSLs play a crucial role in ensuring children’s safety and well-being. It is their legal duty to:

  • Protect children and provide them with a healthy environment to thrive in
  • Shield them from discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Ensure a safe environment for their growth and development
  • Develop and update safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Provide training to staff and volunteers on child safeguarding
  • Maintain accurate records of safeguarding concerns and incidents
  • Collaborate with external agencies when necessary
  • Provide support and guidance to children and families in need
  • Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Respond promptly to safeguarding concerns and take appropriate action

Our course gives DSLs the knowledge and skills to personally fulfil these duties and support others to do so.

Course Outline

Five Modules

Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes

This course contains the following modules:

Defines what safeguarding children is, the role of a DSL and other key roles that need an understanding of children’s safeguarding.

Explores child safeguarding legislation and various safeguarding bodies and organisations.

Covers key practices for safer staff, including recruitment, background checks, training, policies, managing staff misconduct disclosures and whistleblowing.

Discusses various aspects of abuse, including its forms, signs, indicators, risk factors and consequences. It also covers strategies for preventing abuse in children.

Provides guidance on disclosures of abuse, maintaining confidentiality, managing referrals, supporting victims and safeguarding enquiries.

Why Choose Designated Safeguarding Lead Training with Human Focus?

Study anytime and in bite-size sessions

More affordable than classroom training

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Understand your role and responsibilities as a DSL

Learn how to identify abuse in children

Acquire valuable skills to provide support to the victims

Comprehend the legal safeguarding framework

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Designated Safeguarding Lead – Children
Training Certification

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Children Training Certificate

End of Course Assessment

Users must complete an end-of-course assessment before earning their certification.

The end-of-course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass the test.

Approved Certification

The CPD-certified certificate will be available for download and printing instantly upon course completion.

What Does My Certificate Include?

The training certificate includes the trainee’s name, company name, course name, date of completion, expiry date and name of the approval body.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You must complete a recognised safeguarding lead training course to qualify as a DSL. This course meets the conditions for DSL training and provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively fulfil the responsibilities of a designated safeguarding lead

This online DSL training for safeguarding children takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete.

Not just anyone can become a safeguarding lead. You must meet specific criteria, including having relevant experience and qualifications, passing background checks and demonstrating a commitment to child protection.

The role of a Designated Safeguarding Lead – Children is crucial in ensuring the safety and well-being of children. Safeguarding leads oversee the implementation of safeguarding policies and procedures within their organisation and play a central role in identifying and responding to concerns of abuse or neglect. They must also coordinate with relevant agencies, ensure compliance with legislation and provide guidance and support to staff.

This Designated Safeguarding Lead training online course costs £95.00 +VAT.

No, there are no prerequisites for this course. This Designated Safeguarding Lead – Children training course is structured to include all Level 1 and 2 content to give aspiring DSLs the safeguarding knowledge they need.