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Cost - £165p.p + VAT

Format - Virtual

Duration - 1 Day

Course Introduction

This course is designed to refresh the knowledge of those already performing the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead within higher education settings, including universities.

Difficulty -Advanced

Next Course Date

Multi-agency dates to be confirmed.

Bespoke options available.

Benefits of the course

  • Refresh the legislation and statutory guidance which govern higher education.
  • Revisit the ability to demonstrate the working of your own safeguarding policy.
  • Refresh identifying the strategic structures around safeguarding, including the Safeguarding Adults Board and be able to locate recommendations from the review process.

Topics Covered

  • Revisiting 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.
  • Revisit and 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.
  • Refresh the key components in decision making, including defensible decision making.
  • Revisit and 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.
  • Refresh 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 and remind ourselves of the local authority escalation and whistleblowing process.

Course Description

The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead has become more important than ever in managing safeguarding in organisations. As with all positions it is so important to refresh knowledge and keep updates about guidance and legislation. This course will bring up to date existing designated safeguarding leads for higher education.

Course Outcomes

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Who The Course is For

Course Aimed at – Existing Designated Safeguarding Leads

Technical Requirements

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