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Whole School Online Safety Training Pack for Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs)

This resource is to support DSLs in schools provide online safety specific staff training themselves whilst following national guidance and local Kent processes.

All staff working in schools and colleges are required to undergo online safety training as part of child protection and safeguarding training, this is a requirement under the statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' (KCSIE).  This training should be provided to staff at induction and as part of regular child protection training and updates. The Education Safeguarding Service have produced this downloadable pack to support Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) in schools  provide specific online safety training to staff so that they can develop the relevant skills and knowledge to safeguard learners effectively online.

The training pack consists of a PowerPoint presentation template and accompanying guidance document. By purchasing this resource, you will be allowed access and download a PowerPoint presentation and PDF guidance document to use for the year. The content will be updated as required, and also following any amendments or updates to relevant guidance by The Education Safeguarding Service.

Schools and organisations outside of Kent will be able to adapt the PowerPoint slides to reflect their own local procedures, however primarily the content has been written specifically for Kent schools in accordance with the Kent Safeguarding Children Multi-Agency Partnership (KSCMP) procedures.

The Whole School Online Safety Training Pack for DSLs is for use within your school only and MUST be used and delivered by and appropriately trained Designated Safeguarding Lead. Before the content is delivered, please ensure you check for any updates: the current pack is based on the KCSIE 2021 guidance.

We have recently (August 21) revised our content for 2021-22 and updated documents are ready for you to purchase and use in preparation for the new school year. If you have already purchased this resource, the updated content is ready in your account area for you to download. Please remember you are purchasing access to this content for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase.

Please be aware the Whole School Online Safety Training Pack for DSLs can be purchased individually, or it can also be purchased as part of the subscription to the Safeguarding Support Package for Schools. 

The pack provides DSLs with a simple to use but comprehensive PowerPoint presentation template.  This template can be altered according to your school’s specific perspective, as well as time available. The presentation reflects current statutory guidance as well as the local Kent processes and includes an optional script. DSLs should personalise the template to reflect their own school approaches, including points of contact and policies.

Key content covered within the presentation includes:

  • overview of online benefits and risks, including ‘content’, ‘contact’ and ‘conduct’
  • specific information regarding recognising and responding to peer on peer abuse, including cyberbullying and nude image sharing
  • vulnerability online
  • professional reputation and relationships online
  • what to do if staff are concerned about a child or colleague
  • local and national resources and support.

The Education Safeguarding Service have produced a helpful guidance document with supportive material and handy background information to support DSLs in delivering this training.  Included with the guidance document are suggestions to create a safe environment for delivering training, and there are a variety of suggested activities that can be used to provide staff updates throughout the year or for longer training sessions.

This pack will:

  • enable DSLs to be confident that their staff have the relevant online safety knowledge required
  • that staff understand and know the procedures and expectations in place within their school.

This pack of resources will assist both experienced and new DSLs:

  • deliver staff training which is relevant and up-to-date
  • to help ensure that their school recognises the importance of online safety as a safeguarding concern
  • promotes a safe culture online for children and staff.

Pricing

£100 (+VAT) per school

Credits can also be used to purchase this product.

If you have any further questions about the Whole School Online Safety Training Pack for DSLs or the Safeguarding Support Package for Schools please contact us.