Online Safeguarding and Child Protection for Designated Safeguarding Leads (Two Day Course) – Monday 11th July 2022 & Tuesday 12th July 2022: 09.00 – 16.00


This course will equip senior staff with the information, knowledge and understanding to undertake the responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) role.

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During the course, participants will gain:

  • A better understanding of the responsibilities of the DSL, the Head Teacher/Principal and the Governing Body
  • Knowledge of national and local documentation, procedures and requirements for record keeping
  • Knowledge of multi-agency working including Early Help and Child Protection situations and processes
  • Knowledge of procedures for dealing with allegations against staff and good practice in reducing the risk of such allegations

Up to date information on issues of current concern, including recommendations from serious case reviews:

  • Birmingham Local Authority have determined that that best practice for our city would be:
  • Initially for new DSLs or deputy DSLs – Attendance on 2 day DSL training course
  • 2 years later – attendance on a ½ day update
  • 2 years later – attendance on a ½ day update
  • 2 years later – attendance on a 2 day DSL training course (unless DSL or deputy DSL is confident that they are up-to-date).

In schools in which staff are accessing training, briefings and network meetings regularly and using the procedures in practice on a regular basis the DSL trained staff should continue to attend an update every two years unless they recognise for themselves a need to start again by attending the two day training.However, if your DSL training lapses because you haven’t kept your training ‘in-date’ then you should attend the 2 day DSL training to get ‘back on track’. Services for Education remain the preferred supplier, but of course the decision remains with the Head and Governing Body.For more information contact us here or call us on 0121 366 9950.“Fantastic two day course for me towards becoming a DSL and supporting my school and the students within it who need reach out. Content rich day and so many more to take away. Invaluable information and certainly has give me food for thought.”  Arlene Croydon – Assistant Principal – Cockshut Hill School“This two day course was delivered on line due to the Covid Situation. However, the course was delivered so well by the three presenters at a good pace with adequate breaks that it did not impact on the course experience.” Support Service Teacher – Birmingham City Council“I would highly recommend this training to others. The presenters were very knowledgeable and professional throughout. Thank you!” Trust Sports Lead – Leigh MAT“The staff are exceptionally knowledgeable and have real-life experiences to share giving context to the information covered. The organisation of the virtual training was exemplary. Many thanks.” SENCO – St. Chad’s Catholic Primary School

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Event Details

Day 1: 11 July, 2022

Day 2: 12 July, 2022

Start time: 09:00 BST

End time: 16:00 BST

Venue: Online