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. We work with schools, colleges, training and apprenticeship providers.
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 (2019) & Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018), Keeping Children Safe in Education (2019).
This course provides advanced knowledge of safeguarding and child protection for lead staff 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. 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:
““Fantastic, outstanding, up to date training from a very knowledgeable trainer.””
Lyndsey D, Jan 2019
“This course was far superior to similar courses I’ve done with other providers”
EYFS Manager, Feb 2019
“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), Sept 2018
“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 Jan 2019
““An excellent and useful course. A lot of information given with a really excellent range of resources.”
Staff Development Lead, Sept 2018
“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, June 2018
“The course was easy to follow and gave us clear, practical advice about what we needed to do.”
Apprenticeship Training Provider, Jan 2019
“If only we’d come on this course before our Ofsted!"
Headteacher, June 2018
Courses monthly in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Brighton
• 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
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.
About the trainer: