Safeguarding is everybody’s business. It is vital for everyone who works with children, young people, families and/or adults to be fully committed to the safety and wellbeing of the people they work with.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (also known as The Designated Person) will be the first point of contact for safeguarding within an organisation so an in depth understanding of the role is a must.
A Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) needs to be able to recognise welfare issues, share appropriate information, manage staff training, and make referrals to the Local Authority Safeguarding team.
This course is for anyone who is in the role of a Designated Safeguarding Lead role or is thinking of becoming a Designated Safeguarding Lead in the future.
This course contains the following modules:
- The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead - In this module you will cover the roles and responsibilities of the DSL, specific requirements, your role in managing disclosures of abuse, allegations against a staff member by another staff member and allegations about a person in a position of trust, and additional roles in relation to disclosures.
- Working together to safeguard children and adults - In this module you will cover local safeguarding arrangements, safeguarding practice reviews, safeguarding adults’ boards (SAB), their responsibilities and functions and people in positions of trust.
- Minimum training requirements for safeguarding - In this module you will cover staff training requirements for children and adults, monitoring and reviewing training and local inter-agency training for children and adults.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
All of our courses are certified. This is done by the CPD certification Service. They have been inspected by an independent assessor and meet national standards.
On completion of this course you will be able to print your CPD certified certificate. This can be used as evidence for compliance, audit or CPD hours.