Advanced Safeguarding Course for DSLs!
We provide safeguarding and child protection training for staff working in education. We offer both face to face and online training packages for schools, colleges and other settings across the UK.
Locations across the UK or call 0208 355 6834 to ask us to provide safeguarding training at your site.
Advanced Safeguarding & Child Protection Course for Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs)
Course duration: 1 day (6 hours)
This one day course is in line with Ofsted’s Inspecting Safeguarding in Early Years, Education and Skills Settings (2018), Ofsted Inspection Framework (2018) & Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018), Keeping Children Safe in Education (2018).
This course provides advanced knowledge of safeguarding and child protection for lead staff in schools and/or colleges and will help you to recognise and know what to do if you believe that a child is at risk. This was previously known as a Level 3/4 course.
Any Designated Safeguarding Lead or deputy (DSL)
Leaders of youth organisations
Recruiters for children education settings
Who Should Attend?
What people said about our courses:
“Good to understand it from an OFSTED angle”
SC – DSL – Harris Academy, Greenwich
“An excellent course with key information & lots of practical tips”
DW - Head Teacher - St John Fisher, Coventry
“I have been on many but this was easily the best Safeguarding course I've been on”
JM - Asst Principal - BHASVIC, Brighton
JP - Deputy Head - Woodlands Primary, Redbridge
“Materials provided are excellent as a reference and to share back in school. Venue excellent, presenter very knowledgeable and engaging.”
JB - Head Teacher - All Saints CofE, West Bromwich
“Interesting to see the diversity of issues now being dealt with in schools”
DS - Head Teacher - Woodside Primary, Croydon
“Everything was specific to Education so very , very relevant”
LP - Asst Head Teacher - Lozells Primary, Birmingham
“Enjoyed discussing the various scenarios and sharing best practice with other schools”
AT - Keir Hardie Primary, Newham
“Very useful handouts & training materials. Really appreciated the tutor's knowledge and
KC - Deputy Head - Deepdene Primary, Brighton
Courses monthly in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Brighton
• 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
Michael Hawkins has worked in education for over 20 years, in a range of London schools, for Local Authorities and in a national role. He has held a number of positions involving safeguarding vulnerable children. He has held responsibility for safeguarding refugee, SEND and Looked After Children for schools and an inner London Local Authority. He has worked alongside multi agency teams to promote safeguarding practices in schools, training teachers, pastoral leaders and senior leaders.
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