Designated Safeguarding Lead - Antser
  • Education
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People

Designated Safeguarding Lead

This highly specialised open course supports participants in understanding what the Designated Safeguarding Lead role involves, and their responsibility
9:30 – 15:30 – Via Zoom
£60 + VAT
Dates: 13th June 2023, 14th September 2023, 11th December 2023

Learning outcomes

  • Have the skills to work with others to address issues of aggression, non-compliance or disguised compliance that may impinge on practitioners’ ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of a child in complex cases.
  • Have an understanding of factors at an inter-personal, intra-personal and systemic level which influence the possibility of change.
  • To support colleagues and assist them in decision making in relation to safeguarding concerns
  • Understand and be able to make an effective contribution through report writing and verbal communication to multi-agency case planning and review meetings.
  • Be able to assess the relevance and status of information and to pass it on when appropriate.


To give delegates a clear understanding of what the Designated Safeguarding Lead role involves and to build their confidence in using their local safeguarding process. The course will ensure that the DSL has the skills to enable them to work more collaboratively with key agencies, and that they are able to support colleagues in making decisions in relation to Safeguarding concerns.

The DSL course focuses on roles and responsibilities with regards to safeguarding, the importance of effective communication across agencies, and contributing to assessments. The difficult issue of challenging colleagues and how to escalate concerns would also be explored using local procedures and scenario-based exercises.

This course is delivered by our expert facilitators who will bring their first hand experience and tailor the course to suit your learning needs.

Our course covers the following topics:

  • Introduce self and aims for today
  • Understanding the role of Designated/Lead person
  • Legislative requirements and knowledge of child protection process
  • Levels of need
  • Identifying Safeguarding issues
  • Parental Behaviours
  • Making Referrals
  • Managing allegation of abuse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Case study – Edwards family
  • Information sharing and consent
  • Working with resistant parents
  • Where to go and who to speak to
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Dates Available


  • 13th June 2023
  • 14th September 2023
  • 11th December 2023

This course includes:

  • Case studies
  • Safeguarding practice reviews
  • Group work
  • Resources

Benefits of the course:

  • Up-to-date and in line with the key legislation and guidance in the UK
  • No pre requisites needed to join this course
  • Delivery from professional and expert facilitators in the field
  • Certificate of achievement

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