Safeguarding Training

Safeguarding & Designated Safeguarding Lead Training

Safeguarding & Designated Safeguarding Lead Training

What do Safeguarding training sessions include?

All staff in schools need to receive safeguarding training. In the past the training had to be undertaken every three years, however, this is now an annual requirement.

All our Safeguarding Training can be bespoke to your setting to ensure this is exactly what you need; either delivered in person or online.

We are pleased to have expanded our team to offer you even more expertise and availability to help with all your training needs. 

Length of Safeguarding Training

Many of the training sessions and courses Ella runs last approximately two hours. However, these can be lengthened to provide a half or full day session if that is a better fit. There is a lot to cover in each session and it is, therefore, advisable to consider other training and dissemination of information throughout the year. Why not consider additional services from us such as our information packed weekly newsletter and in house developed resources and templates. 

Some examples of training sessions are:

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead Training (full or refresher)
  • Annual Safeguarding Training
  • Prevent: Anti-radicalisation and Extremism Training
  • Mental Health Awareness Training
  • Equality and Diversity Training
  • Gender Identity Awareness Training
  • Online Safety Training
  • Keeping Yourself Safe Training
  • Understanding the Position of Trust process
  • Managing Allegations Training
  • Working with Disguised Compliance
  • Managing Difficult Conversations Training
  • Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Training
  • Child Criminal Exploitation Awareness Training
  • Understanding Neglect Training
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse Training Inc. Forced Marriage
  • FGM Awareness Training (Including breast ironing)
  • Misogyny and Incel Culture Awareness Training 
  • Safer Recruitment Training 
  • Low Level Concerns Training
  • Team Building and Self-awareness Training
  • Child Friendly Policy Template
  • Emotional Health and Wellbeing Policy Template
  • Throughout the year telephone advice and support
  • Weekly Briefing Emails (Term time only)
  • Attendance at meetings for families or professionals
  • Supervision sessions either one-to-one or group
  • 1 full day Record Keeping meeting
  • Safeguarding Audit and Report
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About the Safeguarding Training Courses

Throughout our careers in safeguarding children we have delivered a number of safeguarding courses. Just when we think we have delivered them all, we get asked to provide a slightly different course or even to a different cohort.

We provide safeguarding training for teaching and non-teaching staff, governors, interpreters, peripatetic music teachers, nursery staff and many more.

We like the safeguarding training courses to be interactive; we write our own case studies and develop these using Doodly software to make these more creative and engaging. These safeguarding courses work well both online and face to face. All courses and support provided can be delivered either online of face to face.

In 2021 and 2022 we have developed some new courses on Equality and Diversity, Gender Identity, Governor specific training, Child on Child Abuse, Incel Radicalisation and many more.

The schools and organisations who have an annual service level agreement with us know they can always put in their requests for new courses for us to develop, or posters and useful guides to produce. We are passionate about delivering what clients need and to constantly adapt safeguarding training courses and resources.

Safeguarding Certificate / Certification

When we are providing courses we are able to adapt a number of courses we already have available and make them bespoke to your setting.

It is really important we use the scenarios and case studies relevant to your specific setting. No one wants to sit through safeguarding training where the examples are of children that aren’t the ages they work with or the professionals aren’t doing the jobs the delegates do. We have a whole bank of resources and are continually developing more and more.

We always provide certificates for you and for each delegate. These will be sent electronically so they are easy to keep stored ready for future inspection. Some schools also like a certificate to display in reception that confirms the school has commissioned a certain training session for all staff. We are happy to provide this for schools to display proudly.

Safeguarding Children Course and Training 

We want to ensure we provide the most up-to-date guidance and information and therefore we are constantly adapting and developing our training sessions. Safeguarding training in schools is an important part of any safeguarding children course.

The wealth of experience of the team means we can provide safeguarding training regarding children and vulnerable adults on any safeguarding subject.

We want to provide all clients with the reassurance of being in safe hands with the best training delivered in an engaging and interactive way. If we don’t already have a training session that you want, we will write it for you!

Designated Safeguarding Lead Training

We can provide online, face to face and bespoke designated safeguarding lead training (DSL training).

This can be for staff who are new to role as DSL or Deputy DSL and also those who require a refresher. DSLs and DDSls all need to have training every 2 years. Of course, there are lots of other training and updates they need in between also.
We recommend attending online webinars and online and face to face conferences. Some great ones can be found at https://www.optimus-education.com.

The DSL training will include the following and will focus on a different area each week. There will be opportunities for questions and answers and to seek advice and guidance.

We will be able to provide support for DSL/DDSL around self-care and support within the role and this is something we are passionate about ensuring we provide as part of this training in this important and demanding role.

We have put together an electronic DSL Training Booklet that accompanies these sessions and have been working on this throughout the year. This allows delegates to work through this during the course and take this away as a handy guide to refer back to!

This course will include the following:
• Introduction to the role of DSL, including legislation updates and practicalities
• Training, Recording and Referring and understanding the best way to get results
• Embedding a Culture of Safeguarding throughout
• Working with Other Agencies and finding ways to improve communication
• Contextual Safeguarding and Online Safety
• Future-proofing your safeguarding provision and planning your way forward
• DSL Self Care and Wellbeing

For details of the dates and costs for DSL Training and DDSL Training, please email carla@savellboss.co.uk 

Frequently Asked Questions

DSL training is a programme designed to train individuals who work with children or vulnerable adults to become designated safeguarding leads. It covers a range of topics related to safeguarding, such as identifying signs of abuse, responding to disclosures, and working with external agencies.

Any professional who works with children or vulnerable adults may need DSL training, including teachers, social workers, healthcare workers, and community volunteers. It is typically mandatory for designated safeguarding leads in organisations that provide services to these groups.

DSL training covers a wide range of topics, including the legal framework for safeguarding, types of abuse and neglect, responding to disclosures, and working with external agencies. It also covers best practices for preventing abuse and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

The length of DSL training can vary depending on the provider and the level of training. Basic DSL training can take anywhere from one to three days, while advanced training can take several weeks or months.

KCSIE 2022 requires DSLs to renew their training every two years. However, it is also important to check with your organisation's policies and guidelines to ensure you stay up to date. If you are unsure, please contact us.

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participants in an online safeguarding training meeting

Contact for more information

If there are any other topics you would like covered or you have any questions please do get in touch.

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