This CPD certificated course is for delegates who are new to the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), in schools or colleges, working with children below the age of eighteen. This course will enable delegates to gain the knowledge and skills required to take lead responsibility for safeguarding children and act as the DSL, or a deputy DSL within their school or college.
This course is the first level training for staff in schools or colleges in Kent who are new to the role of the DSL. It may also be suitable for delegates who have attended DSL training previously outside of Kent, or for DSLs whose training is no longer in date. Existing DSLs who need to refresh their knowledge and skills should access our DSL refresher training; E-learning or face to face options are available.
By attending this course, delegates and their settings will be able to meet their statutory safeguarding responsibilities including those identified in ‘Working together to safeguard children’, ‘The Prevent duty’ and ‘Keeping children safe in education’. This course will support new to role DSLs to understand the local Kent processes, including making a request for support via the Integrated Front Door and the role of the local Kent Safeguarding Children Multi-agency Partnership. New to role DSLs in school/colleges where children live 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.
The course uses a variety of interactive scenarios and discussions to help delegates put learning into practice and is delivered by experienced trainers who have a sound knowledge of social work and school/college practice.
Full attendance (09:30-16:30) is required to receive a certificate of attendance; late arrival or leaving early may mean that certificates are withheld.