This is an important role as identified by Keeping Children Safe in Education (2020) and Working Together to safeguard Children (2018). The course will equip those undertaking the function with the competencies to carry out the role effectively.
Duration – One Day
Next Course Date – Upon Request
Course Aimed at – Those undertaking the role of DSL or DSO.
Cost – Upon Request
- Describe the role and responsibilities of the Designated Lead/Officer
- Describe the key legislation and guidance that determines your organisations policy for the child safety and welfare
- Identify barriers that prevent children from reporting abuse
- Know how to respond effectively when a child reports abuse
- Use professional Identify good recording practice when a concern has been raised
- Judgements to make decisions as to whether a child has suffered or is likely to suffer significant harm
- Recognise the importance of a “Child Centered Approach”
- Describe the key legislation and guidance affecting Education
- Recognise that children with disabilities are more likely to become victims of child Abuse and the requirements Under Keeping Children Safe in Education when a vulnerability has been identified
- Understand the importance of Serious Case Reviews and the impact on your organisation
The role of a Designated Safeguarding Person was specified in the Children Act of 2004 and ensured that every organisation had a named person for safeguarding children and young people. The Designated Safeguarding Person has a responsibility at both strategic level within the organisation and on a day-to-day basis. This course will equip delegates with the skills to undertake the role.