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New Designated Safeguarding Lead

Monday 3 Oct 2022


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This course is perfect for Designated Safeguarding Leads and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads who want a full introduction to the role and the responsibilities it entails.

The role of the designated safeguarding lead (DSL) carries a significant level of responsibility. It is therefore vitally important that those undertaking this role and those who are deputy designated safeguarding leads (DDSL) are fully trained and remain up to date with current safeguarding issues.

This masterclass provides an essential introduction to the role of designated safeguarding lead and deputy designated safeguarding leads. It is aligned with current legislation, guidance, best practice, and the requirements of the Ofsted inspection framework.

This Masterclass will enable you to:

  • Understand the purpose and importance of the designated safeguarding lead and deputies.
  • Understand the role of partner agencies and services and how to work effectively with them.
  • Awareness of professional curiosity and the importance it plays in safeguarding children.
  • Awareness of the emotional impact from the disclosure of abuse on you and colleagues.
  • Understand and explore your school’s safeguarding policy framework
  • Identifying the barriers to effective information sharing and how to overcome them.
  • Understand how personal values and beliefs can impact on safeguarding practices.
  • Understand the tools of resolution and escalation to assist in disagreement between professionals
  • Awareness of other multi-agency safeguarding arrangements e.g., MARAC and MAPPA.
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the Local Safeguarding Children Partnership.
  • Awareness of the role and responsibilities of the designated safeguarding lead in the local reviews of serious child safeguarding cases. 


The Facilitator for this course, Glenys Hurt-Robson MSc, is an experienced and enthusiastic trainer with a creative results-orientated approach. Glenys brings a unique blend of experience and skills with a track record of engaging people and organisations to help them realise their full potential, achieving measurable and realistic outcomes. Glenys has extensive knowledge and experience of safeguarding training and organisational development, together with governanceand policy development achieved through a diverse career in the private, public and voluntary sectors. She is experienced in operating within complex environments with the ability to quickly engage stakeholders, providing a practical value–based approach to the development of individuals and organisations.

Facilitated by:

Glenys Hurst Robson

Associate Facilitator
The Athena Programme

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Fee Options

Virtual Training



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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