New Designated Safeguarding Lead Training

New to the Role Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Training

KCSIE 22 states: ‘The designated safeguarding lead (and any deputies) should undergo training to provide them with the knowledge and skills required to carry out the role. This training should be updated at least every two years. Training should provide designated safeguarding leads with a good understanding of their own role, how to identify, understand and respond to specific needs that can increase the vulnerability of children, as well as specific harms that can put children at risk, and the processes, procedures and responsibilities of other agencies.’

Schools Safeguarding recognise that all this can be extremely overwhelming for someone new to the role and that there is an awful lot to cover. We have therefore broken down this 2-day training course into manageable sessions which are interactive, informal and practical, providing new DSLs with a real opportunity to develop and consolidate the skills and knowledge they require to undertake this role in their setting. Training includes:

The Role and Responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Statutory Guidance
  • Policies
  • Training and Induction
  • Online Safety
  • Prevent
  • Record Keeping.

Recognising and Responding to all levels of Vulnerability and Concerns

  • Thresholds
  • Internal Support Systems
  • Early Help
  • Referrals
  • Escalation & Challenge

Specific Forms of Harm and How to Respond

  • Child on Child Abuse
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Exploitation
  • Honour Based Abuse
  • FII/PP

Additional Information

  • Meetings and Reports
  • Multi-Agency Working
  • SEND Safeguarding
  • Risk Assessments
  • Case Studies
  • Questions & Answers

Delegates will receive an accompanying DSL ‘toolkit’ following this training. Attendance at both days of this training is required in order to receive certification of appropriate DSL training from Schools Safeguarding. Following attendance at this training, delegates will be sent reminders to keep training up to date and within statutory timescales.

Book on the Next Training Course


25th & 26th April 2023
9am – 4pm

Delivery or Venue

Strawberry Fields
Digital Hub


£400 + Vat
(per person)
Includes lunch & Refreshments


21st & 22nd June 2023
9am – 4pm

Delivery or Venue

Junction 4


£400 + Vat
(per person)
Includes lunch & Refreshments


"Just wanted to let you know that the team were thrilled with the training session you delivered for them yesterday & have asked me to pass on a HUGE thanks to you."


"As a result of supervision, the well-being and work performance of the whole staff team has really improved."

Prevent Lead

“Fantastic presentation from the facilitator, really engaging and I learnt lots of new things.”