During the course, participants will gain:
• Tips and tricks of how to best lead and manage safeguarding in a setting, ensuring consistency from all adults in contact with children in your care
• A deeper understanding of the responsibilities of different groups of staff – the DSL, the Head Teacher/Principal, the Governing Body and recognition of what all staff should know and do
• Knowledge of national and local documentation, procedures and requirements for effective record keeping
• Up-to-date advice about best practice in multi-agency working, including Early Help and Child Protection processes
• Knowledge of procedures for dealing with allegations against staff and good practice in creating an ethos of safer working practice which reduces the risk of such allegations
• Up to date information on issues of current concern, including recommendations from Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews:
For Birmingham-based delegates the Local Authority previously determined that best practice would be for new DSLs or DDSLs to attend the 2 day DSL training course. Every two years DSLs/DDSLs should attend the half day update course. Six years from the initial course DSLs/DDSLs may choose to re-attend the full 2 day course, unless they are confident they are fully up to date with practice and procedures (from attendance at briefings, trainings etc.) in which case they may continue attending the half day update every two years. However, if DSL training lapses because training hasn’t been completed ‘in-date’ then a DSL/DDSL should attend the 2 day DSL training to get ‘back on track’.
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Excellent training. Very informative and clear. Lots of useful links and sign posting! I appreciated the opportunities to post questions and look at scenarios. The activities were very useful in helping me to apply the information we were given into practice. I feel assured and confident that I can support as a DSL within my existing team of DSLs back at school. It was reassuring to hear that schools are not alone in safeguarding matters and that help is available to guide us through the processes. I found the podcasts accessible and useful too. Thank you Jo, Tricia and Lucie!
Assistant Head, Holy Trinity Catholic School
A very clear, informative and well-delivered course. Mixture of presenter-led sections and independent activities which kept it fresh and engaging.
Behaviour Lead, Queensbury School
The training was extremely thorough. All of the resources to follow the training were very helpful. I like learning with paper based resources and so having the option to have these in front of me on paper made the experience enjoyable too. I was able to follow the slides with an ease of understanding and I felt comfortable to say or ask questions where needed. Very lovely staff to carry out training with. Prompt, efficient and highly effective!! They can provide all my future training
Post 16 Transition Leader, City Of Birmingham School
Well planned training, adapting to the different school settings, a vast range of knowledge. The welcoming and friendly team delivering the training assisted with all questions asked throughout.
Inclusion Manager Hamilton School
The online training was flawless. It actually gave me more time to think about and process what you’d said. Jo and Lucie are very well informed.
Assistant Head, St Bernadette’s Primary School
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