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The Safeguarding Alliance

Designated Safeguarding Lead


5.5 hours

Suitable for

Senior Leaders and those responsible for safeguarding in organisations and sectors such as education, health and care and charities


Online, Face to Face, Bespoke

Designated Safeguarding Leads for early year settings, schools and colleges.

This is an advanced course for those who have previously undertaken Safeguarding training up to Level 2.

Keeping children Safe in Education

There is an expectation for Governing bodies and proprietors to appoint a designated safeguarding lead. The designated safeguarding lead should take lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection (including online safety). The designated safeguarding lead and any deputies should undergo training to provide them with the knowledge and skills required to carry out the role. The training should be updated every two years.


  • Intended learning
  • More information
  • Bespoke Training
  • Identify, describe and examine the role and main responsibilities of a Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Examine their own assessment of child abuse, child sexual exploitation and the impact of these on professional practice
  • Understand and identify key legislation and guidance contextual to geographical location
  • Identify what policy means in practice
  • Identify actions required in a setting to safeguard children and young people
  • Identify the barriers that prevent children and young people from disclosing abuse
  • Understand how to respond effectively to a child or young person who does disclose abuse
  • Understand the barriers which prevent staff from reporting concerns, and how to overcome them
  • Understand the correct reporting system when concerns about a child or young person are raised
  • What is likely to happen following a referral to children's social care or to other relevant agencies depending on location
  • Understand what role the setting has in a multi-agency child protection process
  • Identify how to record and share information, including confidentiality and culture complexities, safely
  • Understand the emotional impact being a safeguarding lead and the importance of developing professional resilience
  • Learn how to share best practice and mitigate risk to pupils, staff and setting

This course is available online, face to face or bespoke to your organisation. If your organisation would prefer an invoice this can be selected as a choice at the final stage of purchasing online via My Cart. If you would like further assistance with invoicing please contact us.


  • If you choose the online option you will receive a registration email following completion of your booking.
  • One week prior to your training date you will receive a reminder email for your registration and any pre-course information
  • Our online courses work in most browsers and we recommend your browser is up to date to ensure you can access the course.
  • Our chosen platform is Zoom and we recommend your internet filtration system allows access to this platform.

Face to Face

  • If you choose the face to face option you will receive a confirmation email following completion of your booking with further details.
  • One week prior to your training date you will receive a reminder email and any pre-course information.

Following completion of your training you will receive your certificate, any relevant links and post course information.


Our training courses can be delivered as a bespoke option which is contextually for your setting. This includes references to local legislation, organisation policies and International best practice.

Please contact us directly for a one to one consultation.

Bespoke options are available, please contact us.