• Level 3
  • 3 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Training Course aims to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively lead and manage safeguarding efforts within organizations. Whether you're new to this role or seeking to enhance your existing expertise, this course will empower you to create a safe environment for vulnerable individuals while complying with relevant legislation and best practices.

Gain the required skills

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Training Course is tailored to provide individuals with the essential knowledge and skills required for leading and overseeing safeguarding within organisations. Whether you're new to this role or looking to enhance your current skills, this course will enable you to establish a secure environment for vulnerable individuals.

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Course Summary

  • Understanding safeguarding and relevant legislation.
  • Understand and deliver leadership in safeguarding.
  • Identify types of abuse.
  • Respond to a disclosure.
  • Understand and implement multi-agency working practices.

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    Where do you deliver this DSL training?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in Stoke on Trent, London, Swindon, Epsom & York if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). We can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practicals.

    How long will the designated safeguarding lead training last?

    This training will last 2-3 hours. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as; underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers. If a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met.

Safeguarding Training for Designated Leads

Introducing our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Training Course, designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to lead and manage safeguarding efforts in organizations. Whether you’re new to this role or aiming to enhance your existing expertise, this course will empower you to ensure the safety of vulnerable individuals.

  • Course Duration: 2- 3 hours
  • Course Level: Level 3
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: Yes

DSL Course Overview:

This 2-3 hour safeguarding course provides designated safeguarding leads the specialised knowledge to oversee and implement robust safeguarding practices across their organisation. Interactive sessions cover core concepts, legal duties, policies, reporting procedures, and risk management.

DSL Course Structure:

Module 1 – Safeguarding Responsibilities

In this module, you will delve into the core principles of safeguarding and gain a deep understanding of the relevant legislation governing this crucial area. We’ll explore the intricacies of Local Safeguarding Partnerships and Safeguarding Adults Boards, ensuring you are well-versed in the legal framework.

  • Legislation and statutory guidance
  • Role of the designated lead
  • Developing effective safeguarding policy and procedures

Module 2 – Recognising and Responding to Abuse

This module focuses on recognising various types of abuse and gaining the skills necessary to respond appropriately to safeguarding disclosures. You will learn to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse and how to provide support and intervention.

  • Types of abuse and common indicators
  • Handling disclosures and reporting
  • Information sharing and interagency collaboration

Module 3 – Ongoing Risk Prevention and Management

Discover how to prevent and manage risks in an ongoing manner. We’ll explore the responsibilities of safeguarding leaders in creating a safe environment for all individuals. You will learn about safer recruitment, staff training, and ongoing monitoring to ensure a secure environment.

  • Safer recruitment and staff training
  • Managing allegations against staff
  • Continuous monitoring and review

Module 4 – Recording and Documenting

Effective documentation is a crucial aspect of safeguarding. In this module, we will delve into best practices for recording and documenting safeguarding cases. You’ll learn how to maintain accurate records, manage disclosures, and preserve evidence when necessary.

  • Proper incident documentation
  • Information management and confidentiality
  • Maintaining secure safeguarding records

DLS Course Outcomes:

On completion designated leads will be able to:

  • Understand legislation including Local Safeguarding Partnerships and Safeguarding Adults Boards.
  • Understand the role of the DSL.
  • Develop your Policy and procedures.
  • Advise on staff training.
  • Understand grievance and disciplinary procedures.
  • Understand safer recruitment.
  • Recognise signs, symptoms, behavioural indicators and consequences of abuse.
  • Manage the recording and referral of a disclosure.
  • Know how to preserve evidence.
  • Understand Local authority responsibilities and what happens after a disclosure.
  • Know how to deal with allegations about staff.
  • Understand, and embed multi-agency working within the Organisation.

Why Should You Take This DLS Course?

  • Leadership: Equip yourself to lead and manage safeguarding efforts effectively within your organisation.
  • Legal Compliance: Ensure your organisation complies with relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Protection: Learn how to protect vulnerable individuals and create a safe environment.
  • Career Advancement: Enhance your professional skills and increase your value in the workplace.

Q: Will attending this training make me competent?

A: In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency – be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency.

We will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.

Q: Who will conduct the training?

A: One of our expert clinical tutors. These are either Nurses or Doctors with abundant clinical and complex care experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

Q: What equipment will you use for training?

A: We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The training will be relevant and transferable. However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided.

Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How do I get trained as a DSL?

To become a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), you can take a DSL training course.

These courses provide the knowledge and skills you need.

2. What qualifications do I need to be a designated safeguarding lead?

There are no specific qualifications required to be a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

However, it’s important to understand safeguarding principles and relevant laws. DSL training courses can help you gain the necessary knowledge and skills for the role.

3. Is DSL training considered at level 3?

Yes, DSL training is typically regarded as Level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

This means it involves in-depth learning and practical application of safeguarding knowledge.

4. Can you be a DSL without being a teacher?

Yes, you can be a DSL even if you’re not a teacher. The DSL role is not limited to educators.

It can be held by professionals from various backgrounds, such as social workers, healthcare providers, or those working in community organisations, as long as they have the appropriate training and understanding of safeguarding.

5. Can anyone become a designated safeguarding lead?

Although there are no strict requirements, it’s important to have the right knowledge and training to be an effective DSL.

Organisations usually designate individuals who have completed DSL training and possess a good understanding of safeguarding principles and relevant legislation. This ensures proper protection for vulnerable individuals.

As I have told others... It is the best, most informative training I have ever attended