4 May 2021 — Designated Safeguarding Lead — New DSLs

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CSCP Course 4

Course: Designated Safeguarding Lead Training — For New DSLs (Only One Representative Per School)
Date: 4th May 2021 — 9.30am-4.00pm
Trainer: Mike Smith, Independent Safeguarding and Child Protection Training Consultant
Location: Virtual — Zoom


This one-day programme will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge to be effective as a Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Course Objectives:
By the end of the course you will have:
— Developed your understanding of the role and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
— Gained a practical understanding of relevant law and statutory guidance
— Used case scenarios to develop your ability to judge when to consult with, or refer to, Children’s Social Care, and
— Considered some of the key issues in working effectively with other agencies, in particular colleagues in Children’s Social Care, Health and Police

The training is highly participative, and you are encouraged to bring questions and examples from your own professional practice. It will be informed throughout by relevant law, guidance, procedures, theory, child safeguarding practice reviews (formerly serious case reviews) and current research, and will be supported by a comprehensive handout pack.

Target Audience:
This session is for new Designated Safeguarding Leads, who have not received training in this area previously.

Due to the current social distancing restrictions in place in light of COVID-19, the CSCP has worked with our experienced trainers to ensure that safeguarding training can still be made available to multi-agency partners. Although, there will be some changes for all delegates to note prior to booking:

Delegates need to apply to join the course.
— All sessions will be held virtually — please make sure you can access Microsoft Teams or Zoom (these will be the preferred platforms for safeguarding training).
— Some session will require you to review a handout pack which will be sent to you in advance with instructions.
— Be aware that no online platform is completely secure, so keep questions general, and avoid giving any information that could be used to identify a child or family.
— Always keep your speaker on mute if you’re not speaking to reduce background noise.
— Please do not use any other devices while you’re taking part in the conference.
— Please take note of the allocated break and lunch times set during the training and behave as if you were in a ‘real’ training room.

Failure of any of the above will result in the delegate not receiving their certificate of accreditation.

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