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Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher

This course has been developed for DSLs in schools and colleges outside of Kent.

Please note if you're based in Kent you should view the Kent Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher page

This E-learning course has been developed by the Education Safeguarding Service to enable experienced Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) and Deputy DSLs in schools and colleges to refresh their knowledge and skills and meet the requirement for updated training in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. Please note this course address the safeguarding requirements as identified in 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' 2021.

This course has been developed for DSLs in schools and colleges outside of Kent. It explores best practice with regards to multi-agency working but does not address specific procedures; DSLs will need to undertake independent research to ensure they understand their own local safeguarding partners guidance and processes. Kent DSLs should access the Kent specific Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher E-Learning course.

Why should you take this course?

This course will enable existing DSLs and deputy DSLs in schools and colleges outside of Kent to:

  • revisit and update their knowledge of national legislation and guidance pertaining to safeguarding children
  • explore best practice with regards to multi-agency working
  • reflect, analyse and improve the safeguarding practice within their school/setting

Please note:

  • Your licence for the course lasts nine months and once you have completed the training course this certificate will be valid for one year from that date.
  • The course should take two to three hours to complete.

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