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Safeguarding Children Training for DSLs

Hounslow Professional Development Centre (HPDC), 78 St John's Road, Isleworth
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Target Audience
Foundation Stage Leaders / Headteachers / Middle Leaders / Primary Teaching Staff / Secondary Teaching Staff / SEN Teaching Staff / SENCO / Senior Leadership / Subject Coordinators
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Course Types
Course - Full Day
Course categories
Latest Courses / Teacher CPD / Senior Leaders
Course description

A one day course specifically designed for DSLs and Deputy DSLs in schools to meet requirements under Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020.  

The course will cover:

Part One - What is safegarding - the legal and guidance context?

The role of the DSL and school leadership

Being the lead/single point of contact with multi-agency partners for individual cases

Recent research into safeguarding outcomes

Part Two - Ensuring a safe system

Whole school systems

Safe recruitment and management

Dealing with allegations against staff and volunteers

Ongoing support for DSLs in their role


You should already have completed a level 1 or 2 Safeguarding/Child Protection Course

Methodology: Presentation, Group work, Discussion and Questions



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Additional Information

The course will be led by Malcolm Ward who is a independent child protection consultant with experience in multi-agency safeguarding to support children and families and in school management at primary and secondary levels.


Start Date
Wednesday 18 May 2022
End Date
Wednesday 18 May 2022
Closing Date
Tuesday 17 May 2022
09:30 - 16:30
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