Designated Safeguarding Lead

An advanced, 6 hour course designed for those who have some previous knowledge and experience in safeguarding.
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About this course

The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead was specified in the Children Act 2004 and the Care act 2014 to ensure that every organisation had a “named person” for safeguarding children, young people or adults. The Designated Safeguarding Lead has a responsibility at both a strategic level within the organisation and on a day to day basis. This is an advanced, full day course designed for those who have some previous knowledge and experience in safeguarding.

What does Designated Safeguarding Lead cover?

Our training course runs over 6 hours, and explores the role of a Designated Safeguarding Lead.  Delegates will be able to review and update their knowledge of safeguarding structure and guidance, understand the processes and challenges of liaising with relevant agencies including making referrals, and consider wider duties including an overview of staff training, policy reviews and report writing.  They will be able to identify the barriers that prevent abuse being reported and prevent staff from reporting concerns, and understand what happens following a referral to and the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead in ongoing investigations.

Who is this course for?

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead Training course is ideal for companies looking to expand or improve upon their existing safeguarding policy, and instruct their staff on effective safeguarding structure, policy and practice.  It is also beneficial training for managers or staff looking to designate a safeguarding management position within their organisation.  It is essential training for anyone looking to further their knowledge or practice in effective safeguarding of children or adults.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Explore the role of a Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Review and update their knowledge of safeguarding structure and guidance
  • Understand the processes and challenges of liaising with relevant agencies including making referrals
  • Consider wider duties including overview of staff training, policy reviews and report writing.
  • Identify the barriers that prevent abuse being reported and prevent staff from reporting concerns
  • Understand what happens following a referral to and the role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead in ongoing investigations.
  • Understand the requirements around record keeping
  • Recognise the impact of their own values on the role

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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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I can say with all truth that this service is class A1. We have used there Breakaway Restraint/conflict management & also E-learning courses services for many years now & everything has been delivered professionally and extremely clearly with no problems.
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I have been on several training courses run by this company over the last. Each time the trainer have been really good at making the course contact interesting and interactive. This certainly helps me to remember everything. Would recommend them.
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I absolutely love attending training with Able Training. The courses are professionally prepared and delivered and the trainers are of a very high standard and are very engaging and knowledgeable. Awesome!
Rebecca Markham
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Fantastic training , I have participated in a number of courses over the last 12 months , each course has been very interesting and helpful to my role as a foster Carer , the information is presented in a interesting way and gets each point across effectively, I would highly recommend them ! I am looking forward to more in the near future .
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Able training delivered Conflict management to our staff and they all found it extremely useful, feedback included; 'I really enjoyed this course, I found the facilitator very enthusiastic and passionate about the subject. The course was highly informative and I would recommend it. Thank you Able training!
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Great 'Restraint training' course at Earlham Primary School in North London. Very professional and would highly recommend to other schools. Friendly, to the point, and tailored to our requirements. Thank you.
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