DSL Combined

Cost - £295p.p + VAT

Format - Virtual

Duration - 2 Days

Course Introduction

This is an important role within all organisations who work with children and adults. This course will equip those operating as a Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy. The competencies delivered will follow the Intercollegiate Document, ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ and the safeguarding requirements outlined by Charity Commission for charitable organisations.

Difficulty - Intermediate

Next Course Date

SEPTEMBER 2024 – 10th & 11th September 2024 

NOVEMBER 2024 – 13th & 14th November 2024

Benefits of the course

  • Be familiar with the legislation and statutory guidance which govern child and adult
  • State the legislation and guidance which determine significant harm for both children and adults.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of trauma and Adverse Childhood (ACEs)

Topics Covered

  • Define the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Show increasing awareness of adult and child
  • Be familiar with how to construct action plans, manage risk and apply specific, measurable, relevant, and timed actions.
  • Identify the key components in decision making.
  • Be familiar with the concept of contextual safeguarding, including exploitation of both adults and children.
  • Underline the importance of policy, supervision, and stress management.
  • Identify the key components in workplace allegations, recognising professional boundaries, low-level concerns, position of trust and the statutory obligations of reporting incidents to the Designated Officer Local Authority.
  • Describe the definition of domestic abuse under the legislation, organisational responsibilities towards staff and the impact on adults and children.
  • Be familiar with the component parts of grooming.
  • Identify the key components of the framework to assess children and adults, together with the process to assess mental capacity.
  • Define the escalation and whistleblowing process.
  • Identify the responsibilities relating to safeguarding with the Charity Commission, including the duty to report certain incidents.

Course Description

The aim of this course is to provide Designated Safeguarding Leads and Deputies with the skill sets, competencies, and confidence to carry out the role of managing safeguarding in your organisation. This will in turn protect children, young people, and adults your staff may encounter.

Course Outcomes

See Topics Covered

Who The Course is For

Course Aimed at – Those undertaking the role of Designated Safeguarding Leads and Deputies with the skill sets, competencies, and confidence to carry out the role of managing safeguarding in your organisation

Technical Requirements

Laptop with audio and video access is required for all virtual training.