Safeguarding and Child Protection for Designated Safeguarding Leads (Online DSL Level 3)

Online DSL Level 3

Course Information

 This CPD Certified, accredited, DSL Level 3 online course is carefully created in accordance with KCSIE Sept 2022 for those working in places of business that have a duty to protect children such as academies, sports clubs, independent and state primary and secondary schools, higher education, care homes or care organisations and many more settings where you will come into contact with children. 

 The DSL Level 3 builds on Safeguarding Level 1 and Safeguarding Level 2 which should be taken prior to this course.



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 and anyone else who is responsible for Safeguarding children within their organisation.

Course Outline

Session 1 of 4

Updates to KCSIE Sept 2022
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 Sept 2022 © 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)

Further Information About This Course

  • Sign up for instant access to course
  • Fully CPD Certified and accredited
  • Course can be completed online 24/7
  • Certificate is automatically emailed to you once the course is completed.
  • Certificate is valid for 2 years (within education sector)
  • Covers all required knowledge for KCSIE Sept 2022 and Working Together to Safeguard Children
  • Duration approximately two hours to complete
  • One year access to course content
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Accredited by CPD
Certificate awarded
2 CPD points plus 1 point for each
additional hour spent researching
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Senior Safeguarding trainer, Louise Douglas
Author: Senior
Safeguarding trainer,
Louise Douglas
BA (Hons), MA, Chartered FCIPD, MCIPR
Director, Graffham Consulting Ltd

Online DSL Level 3



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  • CPD Accredited Certificate upon completion for each course

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