DSL Safeguarding Training

This course is aimed at newly appointed Designated Safeguarding Leads or those wishing to revisit the foundations of their role and responsibilities. It will provide you with the everyday skills to confidently protect the children you work with and identify additional measures your establishment can take to strengthen its safeguarding culture.
The CPD Certification Service

What Will You Gain From The Course?

Learning Outcome

  • Knowledge & Skills

    To gain the knowledge, skills, and practical approaches to report, manage and refer safeguarding concerns appropriately.

  • Confidence & Efficiency

    To confidently and efficiently protect the children you work with.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome Message and Housekeeping

    • Course Aim and Objectives

  • 2

    Objective 1- Identify key legislation and guidance underpinning safeguarding children in England

    • Objective 1

    • Legislation

    • Legislation Links

    • Duty to Protect Children

    • Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews

    • Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews Purpose and Common Findings

    • Serious Case Reviews Dennis O'Neill and Victoria Climbie

    • Key Historic Safeguarding Event - Maria Colwell

    • Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman

    • Peter Connelly

    • Daniel Pelka Case Study

    • Dozens of Chances to Help Daniel Pelka were Missed Video

    • Objection 1: Learner Reflection

    • Daniel Pelka Case Study- General Findings

  • 3

    Objective 2- Describe the role of the safeguarding lead

    • Objective 2

    • Child Protection & Safeguarding

    • Safeguarding is Everyone's Responsibility- A Child-centred Approach

    • The Designated Safeguarding Lead

    • Designated Safeguarding Lead Role Continued

  • 4

    Objective 3- Define the categories, signs and indicators of abuse and neglect

    • Objective 3

    • What is Abuse and Neglect?

    • Objective 3 - Learner Reflection

    • Physical Abuse

    • Emotional Abuse

    • Sexual Abuse

    • Neglect

    • Signs and Indicators of Abuse & Neglect

    • Objective 3: Quiz

  • 5

    Objective 4- Define the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACE's) on behaviour and development

    • Objective 4

    • Adverse Childhood Experiences

    • Adverse Childhood Experiences Video

    • Adverse Childhood Experiences Case Study

    • Objective 4- Learner Reflection

    • Ace Aware

  • 6

    Objective 5- Describe contextual safeguarding and other types of harm that may affect children

    • Objective 5

    • Contextual Safeguarding

    • What is a School Assessment Video

    • Contextual Assessment Guidance Toolkit Link

    • Contextual Safeguarding-Rewriting the Rules of Child Protection

    • Toxic Trio

    • Domestic Abuse and Honour Based Abuse

    • Bullying

    • Harmful Sexual Behaviour

    • Peer on Peer Abuse

    • Link to Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment between Children in Schools and Colleges Document September 2021

    • Grooming, Child Sexual Exploitation, and Child Criminal Exploitation

    • How County Lines Hurts Families Video

    • Child Trafficking and Radicalisation

    • Objective 5: Learner Reflection

    • Other Forms of Harm

  • 7

    Objective 6- Identify the barriers preventing a disclosure and factors that make children and young people more vulnerable to abuse and neglect.

    • Objective 6

    • Objective 6- Learner Reflection

    • Children's Barriers

    • Additional Support

    • Additional Support Continued

    • Link to Report- Exploring Abused Deaf and Disabled Children's Views and Experiences

    • Objective 6- Learner Reflection

    • Professional Barriers

  • 8

    Objective 7- Describe the skills required to effectively hear and respond to a disclosure

    • Objective 7

    • Responding to a Child's Disclosure of Abuse Video

    • Common Listening Barriers

    • Active Listening Skills and Techniques

    • Questioning the TED Way

    • H & 5 W's

    • How Omar is Still Here for Children Video

  • 9

    Objective 8- Recognise the importance of good recording and sharing information in relation to safeguarding concerns and allegations

    • Objective 8

    • Jade's Disclosure

    • Objective 8: Learner Reflection

    • Jades Disclosure Observations

    • Hannah's Case Study

    • Reporting a Concern using MyConcern

    • Notes of a Disclosure

    • Beginning With the End in Mind

  • 10

    Objective 9- Describe the multi-agency relationship and the role of the school

    • Objective 9

    • Case Management

    • Chronologies

    • Chronology Case Study

    • Objective 9: Learner Reflection

    • Good Practice for Maintaining Chronologies

    • MyConcern- Case Management

    • Early Help

    • What Can We Do?

  • 11

    Objective 10- Define your establishments safeguarding policies and identify any steps your organisation can take to strengthen its safeguarding arrangements

    • Objective 10

    • Safeguarding Policies

    • Objection 10: Knowledge Check

    • Information Sharing

    • Safeguarding Policies Continued

    • Time to Wake up to Online Safety Video

    • Steps to Strengthen your Safeguarding Arrangement

    • Congratulations

  • 12

    Final considerations

    • Final Assessment

    • Feedback

    • Course Completion Message

    • Reflect on your Learning

Pricing options

This course is only available to individuals, please email us if you require multiple enrolments.

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