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Designated senior person for safeguarding children in schools and colleges (Wales)

Develop confidence in carrying out your lead safeguarding role in schools and colleges in Wales

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What is the course about?

This course will help you and your staff become familiar with the role and responsibilities of the designated senior person for safeguarding children in a school or further education college.

Key information

Dates and venues
18-19 Nov: Cardiff

Two days

£225 per day

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Further information
Call 0808 800 5000

It will develop both your competence and confidence in carrying out this role.

Who is this course for?

Those working within schools, colleges or further education establishments in Wales who are named as having responsibility for safeguarding/child protection.

Designated staff in schools and colleges in England should apply for the course Designated safeguarding lead for schools and colleges (England).

What level is the course and do I need any specific skills?

This is an advanced course designed for those who have received previous child protection training, for example the NSPCC's Introduction to child protection training.

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • describe the role of the designated safeguarding children officer and state key areas of responsibility

  • describe the key legislation and guidance affecting the education service's response to concerns about a child's safety or welfare

  • state your own values regarding child abuse and explain the impact of these on professional practice

  • state the barriers inhibiting children from disclosing abuse and respond effectively to a child who does disclose

  • state the barriers to staff reporting concerns and develop methods of overcoming them

  • make appropriate decisions about the action to take when informed of a range of concerns about a child or young person

  • explain the issues in connection with recording and sharing of information, including that of confidentiality, and state how a referral to children's social care should be made

  • state what is likely to happen following a referral to children's social care and the role the school or college has in the multi-agency child protection process

  • demonstrate an awareness of the emotional dimension of safeguarding work and identify ways in which the designated senior person can support staff.

How will I be taught?

The course features a range of methods linked to developing both knowledge and skills. These include small and large group exercises, formal input, case study materials and a DVD.

Feedback from previous participants

Varied and up-to date, socially and culturally sensitive.

Wide range of materials and resources provoked thought and discussion in a positive manner.

The course was over and above what I expected. Lots of evaluation of institution and professional conduct - very useful.

Perfect for the environment in which we work. The tutors even factored in additional aspects which the students requested.

I feel I am much clearer with regards to the legal procedures and support systems in place to help deal with child abuse.

I now feel much better equipped to deal with our vulnerable pupils and support them through difficult situations.

Course venues

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For further information please call 0808 800 5000, email help@nspcc.org.uk or book online

What course could I take next?

Training for trainers in child protection training will help you deliver training on child protection.

You may also wish to build on your skills in building a safer organisation by taking a Safer recruitment training course.

Related products and resources

Essential guidance and resources for those with a lead responsibility for child protection in schools and colleges, including:

  • Safety in Learning - a CD-Rom and DVD training pack for the designated person/child protection coordinator to deliver safeguarding children induction or refresher training to all staff working in their school or college.

We're also able to develop or modify a course specifically to meet your needs. If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact NSPCC Training