Designated safeguarding children lead training course

CPD Standards Office accredited course Our training will provide you with an advanced level of child protection knowledge and skills. This course is crucial for anyone who is the safeguarding lead for children and young people. The CPD certified training will enable you and your team to recognise and respond appropriately to child abuse concerns and referrals.

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Course content

This CPD-accredited course is for Designated Safeguarding Leads

Content includes:

  • legal responsibility and duty of Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • practice examples and learning from serious case reviews
  • factors to consider when there is a child welfare concern or allegation
  • confidentiality and information sharing
  • child sexual exploitation and FGM
  • how to overcome organisational barriers to reporting concerns

Learning outcomes

Attendees will develop an advanced knowledge of child protection and safeguarding.

Participants will:

Who should attend?

This course is for designated safeguarding leads, deputy safeguarding leads and designated safeguarding officers (DSOs) working with children in education, housing, health, charities, sports or leisure sector organisations, who have previously attended an introductory level course in child protection.


One day

CPD accreditation

CPD Standards Office accredited course ref no 60036/38.

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This is a sample training course outline. It is based on approximately 25 delegates, trained at your premises. It can be adapted to your organisation’s training and CPD requirements.

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We occasionally deliver this training course as a one day open access classroom course on selected dates. These courses are designed for individuals or small groups to attend.

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