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Cost - £295p.p + VAT

Format - Virtual

Duration - 2 Days

Course Introduction

This is an important role within higher education settings, including universities. 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,The Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act of 2005.

Difficulty - Intermediate

Next Course Date

JULY 2024 – 17th & 18th July 2024

Benefits of the course

  • Define the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Be familiar with the legislation and statutory guidance which govern child and adult protection.

Topics Covered

  • Define the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Be able to demonstrate the working of your own safeguarding policy.
  • Show increasing awareness of adult and child safeguarding.
  • Be able to identify the strategic structures around safeguarding, including the Safeguarding Adults Board and be able to locate recommendations from the review process.
  • To understand and apply the concepts under the Mental Capacity Act, including the consent to share information.
  • State the legislation and guidance which determine significant harm for both children and adults.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how behaviour may be explained in higher education student’s
  • 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, including defensible 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 young people and into adulthood.
  • To understand the prevalence and impact of sexual harassment and violence within higher education.
  • To explore the approach to violence against women and girls, and the guidance outlining the response and prevention.
  • 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 local authority escalation and whistleblowing process.

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 higher education setting. This will in turn protect children, young people, and adults your staff work with or come into contact with. It will also demonstrate public confidence in your setting regarding the robust approach to safeguarding.

Course Outcomes

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Who The Course is For

Course Aimed at – Those undertaking the role of DSL in the higher education sector

Technical Requirements

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