Designated Safeguarding Leads – New to role (Level 3)

Friday 11th October 2019Register Here
Registration: 8.45, Start: 9.00, FINISH: 16.00
Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD

This event is desgned for those new to the role of DSL or who expect to take on this responsibility soon

Every educational establishment is required to appoint staff with a responsibility for safeguarding and child protection. They need to be able to take a lead in ensuring that relevant policies and protocols are up to date and that staff are aware of what they need to do to promote the welfare and pastoral care of children and young people.

This event is ideal for:

  • Headteachers and Deputy Heads
  • Designated Safeguarding Leads
  • Any members of staff who are a nominated reference point for colleagues with safeguarding concerns

This responsibility requires a well-grounded and confident understanding of current pastoral and safeguarding issues and how to apply statutory requirements. It is expected that safeguarding leads will refresh and update their learning every two years in line with Ofsted’s Safeguarding Children Briefing.

Benefits of attending this training

  • Training by a facilitator who has many years’ experience in the education sector, is an accredited NSPCC trainer and an Ambassador for CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Protection)
  • A programme that is appropriate for both those who are new to the role of safeguarding lead and those who are refreshing prior learning
  • Limited group size to maximise the opportunity for discussion and sharing of experience
  • Training materials and resources that are up to date and relevant to current issues in an ever-changing environment
  • A training programme that exceeds the requirements of “Keeping Children Safe in Education” for designated safeguarding leads
  • Training that promotes best practice and professionalism


Course Outcomes: Participants will have:

  • Up to date practical knowledge about the role of the safeguarding lead
  • Developed their skills in knowing how best to advise staff about safeguarding and child protection concerns
  • Gained confidence in judging when and how to make effective referrals to statutory services
  • Considered how to work more effectively with other agencies

testimonials from delegates who have attended this event:

I have clear knowledge of the right way to handle different situations

it has made me more confident in my role as support to the members of SLT

We've put clearer guidelines in place and refined our policy further.

The training has help me greatly to identify the role and responsibilities expected from me as the designated safeguarding lead.

Excellent overview of types of safeguarding concerns, appropriate steps to take, where to find advice and support, common errors to avoid.

We have reviewed our safeguarding procedures and implemented new strategies learnt on the course.

Able to give advise to colleagues as part of my new role - we have already encountered situations where this training needed to be put into practice.

Course facilitator

Lynne Rigg

Lynne has provided training programmes and advice and support to both state and independent schools with subsequent improved OFSTED ratings. She is a CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Protection) ambassador. She has conducted training needs analyses with schools and education services and designed courses to meet identified needs. Lynne has also designed and delivered a training course for School Governors to help them to address their role and responsibility in promoting the safety and welfare of pupils.

For the last ten years Lynne has worked within the Education Sector training staff to look out for and refer any signs of abuse and neglect. She has extensive training experience in both the health and education sectors and is an accredited NSPCC trainer.


Prices for ½ day courses are usually £159 per person and 1 day courses at £249 per person (prices exclude VAT)

We offer a 10% discount for 2 and 20% discount for 3 people attending the same course from the same setting.

Further discounts are also available for 4 or more delegates, please contact us for details.

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