This one-day course will cover the role and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), help participants understand safeguarding thresholds to help make the right decisions about what steps to take when concerns about a child have been raised. How to recognise, respond to, refer and record concerns about a child.
The course will assist you to understand statutory safeguarding legislation and guidance that forms your organisation’s processes and procedures to safeguard and protect children. This will include the current Keeping Children Safe in Education - Working Together to Safeguard Children, and The role of the DSL at a Child Protection Case Conference.
- be safer and have safeguarding needs met in a more appropriate and timely manner
- understand the child protection role and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead Person
- know how to deal with difficult conversations and responsibilities
- be able to respond to concerns (initial responses to children and families, making and managing a referral to Children’s Services, contributing to Child Protection Conferences and the Child Protection Plan)
- be safer organisations and compliant with statutory government guidance
Designed for those who will be acting as and taking on the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead Person for safeguarding and child protection.