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Early Years Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher

Updated guidance from 30th August 2022. E-learning for DSL's and Deputy DSL's.

This E-learning course has been developed by the Education Safeguarding Service to enable experienced Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) and Deputy DSLs in early years settings in Kent to refresh their knowledge and skills and meet the welfare requirement as outlined in ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ and the ‘Early Years and Foundation Stage’. 

This course explores specific procedures and support available in Kent, including Integrated Children’s Services and the ‘Front Door’.  DSLs working in early years settings outside of Kent can access this course, however, they will need to undertake independent research to ensure they understand their own local guidance and processes.

Why should people take this course?

This course will enable DSLs and deputy DSLs in early years settings to:

  • revisit and update their knowledge of national legislation and guidance pertaining to safeguarding children in early years settings
  • explore Kent’s specific safeguarding children procedures, including the consultation and Integrated Front Door process
  • reflect, analyse and improve the safeguarding practice within their 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.

If you are new to our E-learning please read our E-learning FAQ page.



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