Outstanding safeguarding for apprenticeship training providers

Become a confident designated safeguarding lead and a highly effective advocate for your apprentices

Advanced training for designated safeguarding leads  (old Level 3)

To save you time, this course is offered either weekly online live by Zoom or face to face

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How will this safeguarding training help me to become more a confident designated safeguarding lead (DSL)?

        • Explore how DSLs fulfil their role in different settings
        • Learn how to use safeguarding laws to make effective referrals
        • Share insider tips from social workers and others on writing effective referrals
        • How to use learning from serious adult reviews to better protect young people and adults
        • Learn from the advice of a wide range of current professionals on effective multi-agency working
        • Learn how to challenge inaction and protect your apprentices
        • Share good practice resources that DSLs can use day to day
        • Hear how other DSLs tackle safeguarding issues
        • Constantly updated and current materials
        • Ensure your organisation is OFSTED compliant

Prefer bespoke training for your organisation?

Intermediate and advanced level training

For further enquiries please contact Mark at:


020 8355 6834


“An excellent and useful course. A lot of information given with a really excellent range of resources.” Staff Development Lead – Apprenticeship Training Provider

“The course was easy to follow and gave us clear, practical advice about what we needed to do.” Apprenticeship Training Provider

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Frequently asked questions

How long does the training last?

It is a one-day course, 6 hours in total.

Is the course certified?

Yes, it is CPD certified and recognised as official Designated Safeguarding Lead training.

Is this training for new or experienced Designated Safeguarding Leads?

This training is for all safeguarding leads and their deputies. The activities in the training are designed to help everyone reflect on their work. Many DSLs have retaken the training after 2 years due to its high value and practical content.

Does the course cover child or adult safeguarding?

The trainer tailors the course to the clients, which means it covers adult safeguarding in depth. Resources and activities are tailored to the respective groups who attend and the core themes are covered together.

Does the training cover new changes to safeguarding guidance and legislation?

The courses are constantly reviewed and updated to ensure the content is absolutely current. This is done monthly. In addition, the trainer shares lots of useful resources that can be used to implement safeguarding approaches in your training provision.

How interactive is the course?

The course is very interactive. Activities have been designed to provide opportunities to consider how you would deliver key elements of the DSL role in your training provision. There are lots of opportunities to ask questions and share scenarios.

Can you offer face to face training in our organisation?

Yes, we offer bespoke face to face training in your organisation. Just contact us to let us know what you need.

About the trainer

Michael Hawkins is currently the school improvement lead for a large London local authority with responsibility for 100 schools and settings from Early Years to Post-16. He leads on education safeguarding for the local authority and works alongside professionals in education, health, child and adult social care and other agencies. This current and practical experience is reflected in the materials, activities and discussions in his safeguarding training. He has worked in education for over 30 years, in a range of London schools, for Local Authorities and in national roles. He has also worked internationally with schools and governments on safeguarding and school improvement.