Designated Safeguarding Lead for Schools Course (Advanced)
The course is intensive and uses a range of relevant exercises and case studies to illustrate learning points. The course provides delegates with the necessary knowledge and skills to receive and where necessary escalate concerns, develop good safeguarding practice, policy and processes within their school and will be equipped with the necessary skills and confidence to ensure these important functions are carried out, monitored and where necessary improved.
The course explores and considers;
- The roles and responsibilities of the designated safeguarding lead.
- Relevant key legislation and guidance.
- The delegate’s current safeguarding provision.
- Assessing, developing and monitoring school safeguarding provision.
- Factors affecting the reporting of concerns by staff.
- Decision making in safeguarding.
- Engaging with external agencies -methods, criteria, thresholds. (social services, police, etc)
- Questioning and where necessary challenging external agencies.
- The safeguarding process from raising a concern to case conference.
- Information sharing – when, how, with whom and why?
- The emotional impact of safeguarding on all concerned – identify, respond, support.
On completion of this course delegates receive free ongoing support for the year and have unlimited access to our 24/7 advice line. They will receive updates in the form of emails, newsletters and/or blog posts. Delegates can also access a range of elearning courses relevant to their work environment.