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Designated Safeguarding Lead Training Online Training Overview

This course will give an overview of how to carry out statutory responsibilities as a Designated safeguarding lead, including how to protect children and young people within schools and colleges.

Duration: 3 Hours     CPD Points: 3

What You will learn

Designated Safeguarding Lead Training Course Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to: 

  • Describe barriers that may prevent staff or children from reporting concerns or abuse
  • Describe how to escalate concerns and referrals
  • Understand the multi-agency protection process
  • Understand how to respond to a child who has reported abuse
  • Identify the different forms of child sexual abuse and its impact on children
  • Understand the role your school or college has in providing early support and statutory intervention
  • Describe how values play a role in the understanding of safeguarding issues


Course Content

On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD accredited Designated Safeguarding Lead Training free course certificate.

Who is this for?

Who is this Designated Safeguarding Lead Training for?

This online course has been written at an introductory level 1 for all levels that fit the criteria to take training as part of their role. This includes:

  • Refresher training
  • Inductions
  • Awareness
  • Knowledge enhancement

It is suitable for the following:

  • Health Care workers
  • Nurses, Doctors, Ambulance services, clinical and non-clinical workers
  • Social Care Workers including Councils, Carers and Care assistants
  • Youth workers including activity leaders, passenger transport  and volunteers

Course Outline: Designated Safeguarding Lead Training Course

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or Designated Safeguarding Officer is the person responsible for safeguarding issues within a school or college. Staff, volunteers and family members will take their concerns to the DSL as their first point of contact, so it’s vital that DSLs have a good understanding of child safeguarding legislation and procedures. 

Caredemy’s Designated Safeguarding Lead Training online course will give you the skills and knowledge you’ll need to be able to develop, manage and review child safeguarding at your school or college. 

It will support your understanding of your role and safeguarding responsibilities as a Designated Safeguarding Officer so that you can feel confident in your duty of care to children and young people. 

What is a Designated Safeguarding Lead?

A Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is the person who has overall responsibility for child safeguarding in a school. They must be a senior member of staff and their role as the DSL must be included in their job description. 

Staff must be able to discuss any safeguarding concerns with the DSL or their deputy/deputies, so it’s important that they are always available during school hours. 

All educational settings need to ensure that they have an appropriate safeguarding policy in place which includes a commitment to safeguarding training. Designated Safeguarding Officers and their deputies must receive specific safeguarding training that is appropriate to their role and refresher training should be carried out at least every two years.

Who is the Designated Safeguarding Lead Training course suitable for?

This Designated Safeguarding Lead course is specifically designed to meet the training requirements of Designated Safeguarding Officers. It is also suitable for anyone who wants to learn about the responsibilities and role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead, to allow them to either assist a DSL or become one in the future. 

The Designated Safeguarding Lead online training course is suitable for use in an induction training syllabus for newly appointed DSLs and their deputies. It can also be used as part of Designated Safeguarding Lead refresher training.

This is a Level 1 course which is suitable for all learners. However we recommend that you should have some prior knowledge of safeguarding before you undertake this course. If you haven’t received any prior safeguarding training, we would recommend taking our Safeguarding Children in Education and Safeguarding Children with Disabilities online courses first.

What does the course cover?

The Designated Safeguarding Officer training course will help you to understand the responsibilities of the DSL role and the safeguarding structure in schools and colleges. You will learn how to recognise and respond to concerns about abuse appropriately and safely, as well as studying the current safeguarding policies, law and guidance.

Keeping the child as the central focus is key to good child safeguarding, and you will learn how to ensure that a child’s disclosures are handled with sensitivity. 

The syllabus is designed to help you feel confident in your ability to recognise the support that a child needs, from Early Help Assessments through to reporting concerns to social care. You will also learn the importance of staying involved in a process after making a referral, how to record and share information, and how to take action if you disagree with the decisions made. 

This is a CPD accredited course which will take around three hours to complete and 3 CPD points will be awarded when you successfully complete the course.

Care Skills training with Caredemy

Caredemy online careskills academy is a convenient way to complete child safeguarding training online. All of our courses are written by industry experts and are specifically designed to meet CQC standards. 

Learners can keep track of their progress through our user-friendly online Learner Dashboard, which makes it easy to pick up your course at the start of each study session and offers a convenient way to keep track of certifications.

All Caredemy safeguarding courses include 12 months’ instant online access to our high quality course materials together with a free course certificate when you pass the multiple choice exam. And if you don’t pass the exam first time, it’s no problem because the course fee includes free resits if you need them. 

We’re totally confident that you’ll be satisfied with your online safeguarding course so we are happy to offer you a 14 day Money Back Guarantee!

For more information about our Designated Safeguarding Lead Training course or to book your course, please click here to visit the course page. You can also email our Student Support team for more information or call 0203 488 7599 to book your course by phone.

Designated Safeguarding Lead Training FAQ

Designated Safeguarding Lead Training Frequently Asked Questions

Your course is instantly allocated to you upon completion of your purchase.

Yes, the Designated Safeguarding Lead Training course has been assessed and awarded a CPD accreditation by the CPD standards office.

Upon successful completion of the quiz at the end of the course, you will be instantly awarded a CPD accredited Designated Safeguarding Lead Training course certificate to download or print at home for free. We also have an option for you to request a hard copy of the certificate sent to your home or work address.

Yes, the Designated Safeguarding Lead Training course comes complete with unlimited exam retakes

Yes, the Designated Safeguarding Lead Training course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge aiding your current skillset. A certificate is awarded upon completion.

We offer a complimentary learner management system to view the learner's course progress, view quiz results and certification. We also offer a dedicated compliance matrix to aid with audits and inspections. 

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You will be given a multiple-choice exam available at the end of the learning, you will be graded. On a pass mark of 70% or higher a certificate is issued.

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A hard copy certificate printed on certificate grade paper can be purchased for a nominal fee via your learner dashboard and are dispatched within three working days to your address. Please note at this time we currently only mail certificates to the United Kingdom. 

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