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Zoom: Safeguarding and Child Protection for Designated Safeguarding Leads Course (DSL Level 3) CPD-Certified

Three hour Zoom

Booking Line: 01992 787242
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This accredited Safeguarding and Child Protection for Designated Safeguarding Leads Course (DSL Level 3) is CPD-Certified.

Providing the two year DSL level 3 re-training... 

The training is for those who are already Designated Safeguarding Leads (also known as Child Protection Officers) or deputy DSLs and those working towards the role. This is also a popular course with senior school staff, GPs and those who are responsible - as the lead or deputy - for safeguarding within their organisation.

Book this course if you have completed levels 1 and 2 and are ready to move to the next level. Lunch is provided and CPD-Certified certificate issued. The course is packed with information about the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Multi Agency working, current government guidance, protocols and strategies. See full course outline below.

Also available as
Online DSL Level 3 training

Designated Safeguarding Leads in Schools
 take DSL training every two years.
Statutory guidance for schools and colleges Sept 2023

For best practise, we recommend taking the level 3 once a year in order to keep up with frequent changes to government guidance.

Please contact Andy Douglas to organise a private Zoom session for your DSL Level 3.


Who is this training course for?

This DSL Level 3 CPD Certified one-day course is for Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs, Child Protection Officers (CPOs) or those who are working towards becoming a Designated Person / Child Protection Officer and have completed levels 1&2.

This DSL training is particularly useful for School designated senior staff, headteachers, school governors, leaders of youth organisations, managers, bursars, senior staff, GPs and the NHS - 'those responsible for safeguarding children within their organisation'. It is also useful for those who are involved in recruiting staff and volunteers safely.
Email or call 01992 787242.

How often should this training be re-taken?

This training should be taken every two years for schools and college in the UK: Statutory guidance for schools and colleges KCSIE September 2023 "The designated safeguarding lead and any deputies should undergo training to provide them with the knowledge and skills required to carry out the role. The training should be updated every two years." Keeping children safe in education (Sept 2023). See more information

Course Outline

Arrival and refreshments
Welcome and introductions

Session 1
Reviewing current knowledge
What is safeguarding and child protection?
Types of abuse and protection

Session 2
Role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
Bichard and the DBS
Safer recruitment
Safeguarding adults in our environment
Reasonable force

Session 3
Useful models
Early help
Fundamentals of safeguarding children
Problems at home – when to get involved
Multi-agency working
Safeguarding Partners
Protocols and strategies
Learning lessons

Session 4
Where do we go from here?
Successful implementation
Continuing professional development
Final thoughts
Useful books, links and contacts

Aims and Objectives

  • To promote safe practice and challenge poor and unsafe practice
  • To identify instances in which there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare, and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe
  • To prevent unsuitable people working with children and young people
  • To contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved with providing services for children and young people

(From: ‘Safeguarding children and safer recruitment in education’ © Crown Copyright 2010)

Designated Safeguarding Leads in Schools
take DSL training every two years.
Statutory guidance for schools and colleges Sept 2023

Employers are responsible for ensuring that their staff are competent to carry out their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and creating an environment where staff feel able to raise concerns and feel supported in their safeguarding role.

(Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 © Crown Copyright)

NB: ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ 2015 does not provide as much direct guidance as the 2010 version. The guidance taken from the 2010 version remains generally accepted as providing standards of good/best practice and so is referred to within this document.

Graffham Consulting Ltd Client Testimonials

Royal Ballet School
'The trainer was brilliant, I learnt everything I needed to know. I found the day interesting, informative, and very enjoyable. The course surpassed my expectations, I learnt to be more aware and thorough, and to know my responsibilities. The course was definitely value for money.'

BBC Clubs

'The trainer was excellent, great communication, knowledge, and explained every detail. The sessions included a lot of useful explanations of issues and topics. The course very much met my expectations, very much value for money.'

Braeside School
'The trainer was excellent and I learnt good practical advice on how to proceed. The sessions were very useful and this Child Protection course will enable me to take up my role in September. The course was value for money.'

'The sessions were very good. The trainer was informative and there was a strong interaction with the students. The venue, refreshments and food were very good and the course was value for money.'

London Independent Hospital 
'The course more than met my expectations, to gain more understanding of the whole realm of child protection. I learnt loads. The sessions were very useful, the trainer was really good and I loved the interaction'

Glenarm College
'The trainer was excellent, I can't wait to do level 2. All the sessions were useful and I learnt more about Child Protection issues and how to deal with them. The course was value for money.'

Pavilion Nursery
'Excellent Trainer. I really did get a lot out of this.'

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