Designated safeguarding lead for schools and colleges in England course Training for a lead safeguarding role and its main responsibilities

Gain the skills you need for a lead safeguarding role in English schools and colleges.

Taught by experienced professionals, this course will provide you with a clear understanding of the designated safeguarding lead role and its main responsibilities.

Designated safeguarding lead for schools and colleges

£450 per person

2 day face-to-face training course

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For more information, contact us on 0808 800 5000 or help@nspcc.org.uk 

About this course

In this classroom-based training course, you’ll learn how to:

  • describe the role and main responsibilities of the designated safeguarding lead
  • 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 is likely to happen following a referral to children's social care and what role the school or college has in the multi-agency child protection process, including case conferences
  • explain the issues connected to recording and sharing information, including confidentiality
  • show an awareness of the emotional impact of safeguarding children and identify ways in which a safeguarding lead can support staff
  • talk about your organisation’s overarching policy and procedures.

Designated safeguarding lead for schools and colleges in England is an advanced course for those who have previously attended an introductory level course in child protection.

People who have taken this course include:

  • designated safeguarding lead officers
  • vice principals
  • deputy heads
  • governors
  • those from early years education settings
  • those from schools and further educational organisations.

Leicester - 13-14 December 2016
NSPCC National Training Centre, 3 Gilmour Close, Leicester, LE4 1EZ
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London - 10-11 January 2017
NCVO, Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL
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London - 1-2 February 2017
NSPCC, Weston House,42 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3NH
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Participant review

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.

Accreditation for Continuing
Professional Development

Our child protection and safeguarding training courses are CPD certified and delivered by experienced professionals.

£450 per person

2 day face-to-face training course

Book now

For more information, contact us on 0808 800 5000 or help@nspcc.org.uk 

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