We provide safeguarding and child protection training for staff working in business & education, delivering both face to face and online training packages. Working across the UK with schools, colleges, training & apprenticeship providers and many other settings where safeguarding strategies are required.
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Advanced Safeguarding & Child Protection Course for Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) in Schools, Colleges and Training Providers
Course duration: 1 day (6 hours)
This one day course is in line with Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018), Keeping Children Safe in Education (2020) and Ofsted’s Inspecting Safeguarding in Early Years, Education and Skills Settings (2019)
This course provides advanced knowledge of safeguarding and child protection for designated safeguarding lead staff (DSLs) in schools, colleges and training providers and will help you to recognise and know what to do if you believe that a child/ adult is at risk of harm or abuse. It is an accredited course. This was previously known as a Level 3/4 course. This course is delivered face to face across the country and also online via video conference using Zoom.
What people say about the course: (you can also see the latest reviews on yell.com by clicking here Yell Reviews)
“Fantastic, outstanding, up to date training from a very knowledgeable trainer.” Lyndsey D
“This course was far superior to similar courses I’ve done with other providers” EYFS Manager
“I have been on many but this was easily the best Safeguarding course I’ve been on” JM – Asst Principal – BHASVIC, Brighton
“I came back on this course after 2 years because the practical advice I was given about making referrals really worked.” Secondary Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
“A very informative course, with an experienced tutor. The support I have received following the course has also been very helpful and I have now booked two more colleagues on a course.” Natalie L, DSL
“An excellent and useful course. A lot of information given with a really excellent range of resources.” Staff Development Lead
“Amazing opportunity to share best practice – Michael was happy for us to share experiences and gave us the space and time to do so. Fabulous!” Centre Manager
“The course was easy to follow and gave us clear, practical advice about what we needed to do.” Apprenticeship Training Provider
“If only we’d come on this course before our Ofsted!” Headteacher
Schools and Early Years Settings
This safeguarding course will help your designated safeguarding leads (DSLs) to understand how to promote the safety of children and support their emotional health and wellbeing in school. It is appropriate for new safeguarding leads as well as experienced ones. It will look at good practice in Early Help support, multi-agency working, how to make effective referrals to other agencies and how to ensure that a child’s voice is heard. It provides practical guidance on developing safeguarding in your school and ensuring you are compliant with the key elements of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE). It will ensure that your school is OFSTED compliant.
Colleges and Post-16 Providers
Training and Apprenticeship Providers
This safeguarding course will help your designated safeguarding leads (DSLs) to understand how to promote the safety of young people and adults and support their emotional health and wellbeing. It is appropriate for new safeguarding leads as well as experienced ones. It will look at good practice in supporting apprentices, good practice in multi-agency working, how to make effective referrals to other agencies and how to ensure that young people and adults get the support they need. It provides practical guidance on developing safeguarding in your training provision and ensuring you are compliant with the key elements of ‘Work Based Learners and the Prevent Statutory Duty’, Guidance for Training Providers. It will ensure your organisation is OFSTED compliant.
This Advanced Safeguarding course will help you to:
- Become familiar with the role and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead in your organisation
- Develop both your competence and confidence in carrying out the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
- Learn about changes in statutory guidance
- See good practice resources from around the country
- Hear how other DSLs tackle safeguarding issues
We are proud to confirm this course is CPD certified and 99% of attendees have rated this course either very good or excellent.
The syllabus (aligned to local safeguarding partners’ criteria):
- Roles and responsibilities of DSL
- Carrying out the role of DSL:
- Managing referrals
- Multi-agency working
- Reporting & information sharing
- Handling disclosures
- Key risks to children, including Prevent, honour-based violence and exploitation
- Training & awareness raising
- Sharing good practice resources
- Changes in statutory guidance
- Policies & procedures
- Managing allegations
- Safe recruitment
- Staff code of conduct and safer working practice
- Action planning/ next steps
About the trainer:
Michael Hawkins has worked in education for over 30 years, in a range of London schools, for Local Authorities and in national roles. He has held a range of positions involving safeguarding vulnerable children. He has held responsibility for safeguarding refugee, SEND and Looked After Children for schools and inner London local authorities. He has worked alongside multi-agency teams to promote safeguarding practices in schools, training teachers, pastoral leaders and senior leaders.
He is currently the education improvement lead for secondary and post-16 education in a London local authority. He works alongside safeguarding professionals in education, health, social care and other agencies. This current and practical experience is reflected in the materials, activities and discussions in his safeguarding training.