Designated Safeguarding Lead (Certified)

£129 + VAT Virtual or £149 + VAT Face-to-face

Course Outline


This course meets the formal training requirements for designated safeguarding leads and is suitable for both new and experienced DSLs. The training will provide an overview of the latest statutory guidance (including interim COVID-19 Safeguarding guidance) and Ofsted expectations. Delegates will have the opportunity to explore some of the more specific safeguarding issues and how to develop a strategic and preventative response to safeguarding children.

Safeguarding leads will feel confident about the expectations on their role and will leave with practical ideas about how to implement and secure effective safeguarding arrangements in their school, including:

  • Safeguarding vulnerable children
  • Engaging with children and families and contributing to multi-agency working
  • Understanding and assessing risk using approaches such as signs of safety and contextual safeguarding 
  • Managing effective record keeping systems
  • Using data analysis to inform safeguarding strategy
  • Responding to disclosures in line with BEST evidence and child centred approaches  
  • Understanding the impact of trauma and abuse and how schools can develop trauma-sensitive environments
  • Applying the thematic learning from serious case reviews
  • Creating a safe culture  


Who should attend? Head teachers, senior leaders, designated safeguarding leads and deputies, safeguarding governors.