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DSL Level 3 for Designated Safeguarding Leads Course (Online DSL Level 3)

DSL Level 3 for Designated Safeguarding Leads Course (Online DSL Level 3)

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DSL Level 3 for Designated Safeguarding Leads Course (Online DSL Level 3)

  • Course Type: Online training
  • Course Duration: 2 hours
  • Accredited: Yes, CPD-Certified
  • Certificate Awarded: Yes (Valid for 2 years, KCSIE)
  • Pre-requisite: Safeguarding Level 2

Course Information

This CPD-Certified, accredited, online DSL Level 3 course is for Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) and their deputies. Created in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE), this course builds on levels 1 & 2 and provides essential knowledge for Designated Safeguarding Leads and those working towards becoming one. (Re-take every 2 years: Education sector)

Who is this course for?

Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs), Deputy DSLs, Child Protection Officers, headteachers, heads of year, senior teams, bursars, school nurses, school governors, schools, colleges, youth organisations, sports programs including football foundations, NHS, GPs, Drs, nurses, government agencies, broadcasting and anyone else who is responsible for Safeguarding children within their organisation.

Course Outline

Sessions 1 of 4

Updates to KCSIE Sept 2023
Reviewing current knowledge
What is safeguarding and child protection?
Types of abuse and protection

Session 2 of 4

Role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
Bichard report and the DBS
Safer recruitment
Safeguarding adults in our environment
Reasonable force

Session 3 of 4

Useful models
Early help
Fundamentals of Safeguarding Children
Problems at home - when to get involved
Multi-agency working
Safeguarding partners
Protocols and strategies
Learning lessons

Session 4 of 4

Where do we go from here?
Successful implementation
Continuing professional development
Final thoughts
Useful books, links and contacts

Short multi-choice test, CPD-Certified certificate awarded

Aims and Objectives

To enable you to:

  • Promote safe practice and challenge poor and unsafe practice
  • Identify instances in which there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare, and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe
  • Prevent unsuitable people working with children and young people
  • Contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved with providing services for children and young people
  • Understand the early help assessment process and interventions
  • Have a working knowledge of how local authorities conduct child protection processes and to be able to contribute when required
  • Be alert to specific needs of children in need
  • Understand and support the setting in relation to Prevent duty requirements and to support staff in protecting children from the risk of radicalisation

All staff should be aware of the process for making referrals to children’s social care and for statutory assessments under the Children Act 1989, especially section 17 (children in need) and section 47 (a child suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm) that may follow a referral, along with the role they might be expected to play in such assessments

(Keeping children safe in education - KCSIE © Crown Copyright)

Employers are responsible for ensuring that their staff are competent to carry out their responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and creating an environment where staff feel able to raise concerns and feel supported in their safeguarding role.

(Working together to safeguard children © Crown Copyright)

View the course here and sign up (Limited availability):
DSL Level 3 for Designated Safeguarding Leads Course (Online DSL Level 3)

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