Recommended for: Senior member(s) of staff responsible for safeguarding of pupils
Safeguarding and child protection is everyone’s responsibility. In order to promote best practice in safeguarding, it is recommended that all out of school settings should designate an adult, known as the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) to have lead responsibility for safeguarding.
The DSL should act as a source of advice and support to staff and volunteers on matters of safety and welfare and decide if a concern should be referred to children’s social care services. This one-day course aims to enhance knowledge and understanding of child abuse and safeguarding issues that can put children at risk, how to refer concerns and what to expect when a referral is made.