Designated safeguarding officer training Training for anyone responsible with receiving concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people
Our training course will help you gain the skills to act appropriately and confidently to protect the children you work with in a designated child safeguarding role.
Taught by experienced professionals, you will learn how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child.
About this course:
In this classroom-based course, you’ll learn how to:
- describe the role and main responsibilities of the designated safeguarding children officer
- state your own values regarding child abuse and the impact of these on professional practice
- describe the key legislation and guidance that determines your organisation’s policy for child safety and welfare
- decide what steps your organisation needs to take to look after the safety and welfare of the children and young people it comes into contact with
- identify the barriers that prevent children from reporting abuse
- know how to respond effectively to a child who does report abuse
- understand the barriers that prevent staff from reporting concerns, and how to overcome them
- make the right decisions about what steps to take when concerns about a child have been raised
- know what’s likely to happen following a referral to children's social care
- explain the issues connected to recording and sharing information, including confidentiality
- show an awareness of the emotional impact of safeguarding children and identify a network for personal support
- talk about your organisation’s overarching policy and procedures.
Designated safeguarding officer training is for anyone who comes into regular contact with children and young people.
You must have previously attended an introductory level course in child protection, and successfully liaised with other agencies involved in child protection, especially children’s social care.
People who have taken this course include:
- deputy heads
- sports coaches
- fostering groups
- professionals from commercial, community and religious based organisations.
This course doesn’t provide full training for people who work in a statutory agency.
Note for health professionals: This course provides training equal to Level 2 - the minimum level required for clinical staff who have some degree of contact with children and young people and/or parents/carers. We can also deliver Level 4 training to your health organisation.
Want to commission specialist training?
If you are interested in training for a statutory agency or health named professionals, please call 0808 800 5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Accreditation for Continuing
Our child protection and safeguarding training courses are CPD certified and delivered by experienced professionals.
Designated safeguarding officer refresher course
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