Designated Safeguarding Lead Overview:
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.
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The course is delivered over 6 hours
Our group training is offered for 15 attendees per trainer
This training is available to be delivered in a environment.
What is covered:
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 the 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?
- 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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