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Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Training

Our DSL course enables attendees to understand the processes and challenges of liaising with relevant agencies including making referrals and consider wider duties including an overview of staff training.
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Learn the different barriers that can prevent abuse from being reported, and to understand what follows a referral.

What is Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)? What types of legislation is involved? What are the duties of the DSL? What are requirements around record keeping?

Our DSL course will help you answer the questions above and more.

It is the DSL’s responsibilities to keep detailed, accurate and secure written records of safeguarding concerns.

Through our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) course, you will gain an understanding of what the role of a DSL is. You will learn the structure of safeguarding and what guidance is provided. You will learn the processes and challenges that can be faced by liaising with relevant agencies by making referrals. You will learn how to review policies and how to report write. You will learn the requirements involved with record keeping.

 

What does this course cover?

  • What a DSL is and their roles.
  • Recognise what safeguarding is and why it is important.
  • Understand the difference between safeguarding in children and safeguarding in adults.
  • Understand the different types of legislation that is involved with safeguarding.
  • Understand how to notice when a child or adult is at risk.
  • Gain knowledge of what mental capacity is and why it is important.
  • Gain knowledge of roles the DSL has.
  • Explore reasons why an individual may need to be safeguarded.

 

What does Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Training cover?

  • What a DSL is and their roles.
  • Recognise what safeguarding is and why it is important.
  • Understand the difference between safeguarding in children and safeguarding in adults.
  • Understand the different types of legislation that is involved with safeguarding.
  • Understand how to notice when a child or adult is at risk.
  • Gain knowledge of what mental capacity is and why it is important.
  • Gain knowledge of roles the DSL has.
  • Explore reasons why an individual may need to be safeguarded.

Who is our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Training for?

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead course is for companies that are looking for their existing safeguarding policies to be improved and  to help individuals understand what their role is and a DSL.

According to Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 (Park 1) ‘Every school and college should have a DSL who will provide support to staff so they can carry out their safeguarding duties and who will liaise with.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

By the end of this course, you will be able to….

  • Discuss what a DSL is and what their roles are.
  • Discuss the different types of legislation involved.
  • Recognise the differences of Adult safeguarding and Child safeguarding.
  • Be able to assess who has mental capacity and what is involved.
  • Evaluate the roles of a Designated Safeguarding Lead.
  • Evaluate the roles of a Designated Adult Safeguarding Manager.
  • Discuss what tools are involved to help support the DSL in their role.
  • Evaluate what makes a good referral.
  • Understand who you would refer to and when is the correct time to.
  • Develop knowledge, skills and strategies to develop positive environments.
  • Develop an understanding of what the Assessment Triangle is.
  • Understand how information sharing is useful.

Frequently asked questions

Our prices are personalised to the company, including how many delegates, and location. Please make an enquiry to get a personalised quote with no hidden costs.
We cover the whole of the UK.
Many of our courses can be adapted for both classroom settings or virtual platforms like zoom. Some courses that include a practical aspect can only be delivered in a classroom setting.
All learners will receive a certificate for any course they complete. Some of our courses are in-house certified, some of our courses are regulated by Ofqual and others are accredited by other awarding bodies.

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