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Designated Safeguarding Lead

This course is designed to support staff undertaking the DSL role and provides a firm foundation in Safeguarding and Child Protection practice.

Fully compliant with the statutory requirements of KCSIE (2019), this is the most efficient and cost-effective way to attain full CPD accredited knowledge necessary for this specialist role.

Our unique and engaging 3D animation offers an easy way to implement training and evidence progress on inspection. 

What is covered in this training?

  • Defining the full context of Safeguarding- beyond the Child Protection remit
  • Revised Vetting & Barring arrangements
  • Latest legislation & statutory guidance
  • Duty of Care
  • School / Academy Policy
  • The role of the DSL and Deputy DSL
  • Types, signs & symptoms of abuse
  • The DSL role in relation to thematic topics such as Child Sexual Exploitation, Child Criminal Exploitation, Female Genital Mutilation, Breast Ironing, Prevent Duty, Forced Marriage, Honour Based Violence, on-line safety/ cyber bullying, peer-on-peer abuse, county lines and sexual violence.
  • Decision making: defining low level needs, emerging needs, complex needs, Child Protection concerns
  • The assessment process
  • Making referrals
  • The multi-agency Child Protection process including Child Protection Plans & case conferences
  • Child in Need Plans
  • The Early Help Assessment Process (which has replaced the Common Assessment framework model)
  • Recording & sharing information
  • Case Studies for INSET
  • Critical Incident Planning (overview)
  • help How it works arrow_drop_down

    Our system has been designed to make safeguarding training in schools and academies simple, with no complicated setup for administrators or staff.

    Our system is secure (128-bit SSL-encrypted), can be accessed 24/7/365 and works across 2 online websites.

    1. The Admin Dashboard - (

      Our system requires no complicated setup. From the Admin Dashboard simply copy and send an invitation email to your staff with the login details for your school or academy. Once your staff commence training, all progress, results and CPD certificates are presented in the Admin Dashboard as evidence of training.

    2. The Training Site - (

      Staff complete a course via any PC, Mac, Smartphone or Tablet. Each course is made up of an engaging multimedia presentation created using 3D animation, comprehensive course notes and a fully tracked multiple-choice assessment. On completion, staff can view and print their CPD accredited certificate.

      All courses are kept up-to-date with any changes in legislation or policy ensuring practice in your school or academy is compliant with current requirements.

  • group Who should complete training arrow_drop_down

    Our training is applicable to staff undertaking DSL and Deputy DSL roles in the following educational settings: Primary Schools, Primary Academies, Secondary Schools, Secondary Academies, Private Nurseries, Maintained Nurseries, Public Schools, Free Schools, Pupil Referral Units, and SEND Schools.

  • check_box Compliance arrow_drop_down

    The content of our courses is updated when any changes in legislation, statutory guidance and/or inspection frameworks are issued, ensuring you fully comply with the latest requirements.

    Disparity in cascading training is removed. Continuity, through the individual assessment of learning, gives leadership assurance that practice is informed by robust evidence.

    Provides a full training audit trail for governance and to evidence compliance with the Ofsted inspection requirements.

  • thumb_up Additional Benefits arrow_drop_down
    • Accessible anytime/anywhere via PC, MAC, Tablet or Smartphone.
    • Eliminates the time and cost of sending staff on courses or bringing in external consultants.
    • Easy-to-use with no complicated account set-up your staff can be using the service in minutes!
    • Provides evidence of training with progress, results and CPD certificates stored in your admin dashboard.
    • Includes any updates during your 12-month licence period.
    • Includes our regular safeguarding e-bulletin with course updates and advice.
    • Live Chat support until 10pm 7 days a week.
  • access_time How long does this course take to complete? arrow_drop_down

    This course takes approximately 6 hours, 0 minutes to complete.

    Course Video duration: 2 hours, 11 minutes.


  • Fully CPD accredited, our DSL course is applicable to staff new to and already in DSL and Deputy DSL roles
  • Provides evidence of DSL training with progress, results and CPD certificates stored, allowing you to demonstrate full compliance with Ofsted and Statutory requirements

Cost and Time Saving

  • Hugely cost effective, eliminating the time and cost of sending staff on a DSL refresher course or bringing in external consultants
  • Presentations can be viewed as part of group or individually and, unlike off-site courses, can be completed at your convenience with our system remebering where you last were in the training
  • Easy-to-use with no complicated account set-up, your DSLs can be using the service in minutes!

Service and Support

  • Our courses are always live and kept current with the very latest requirements
  • The course is licenced for 12 months allowing your DSLs to revisit the course at any time should requirements change
  • Includes advice from our safeguarding experts should you need it
  • Includes our weekly safeguarding e-bulletin
  • Live Chat support until 10pm 7 days a week. Perfect if staff need assistance when working at home
  • SSS Learning Ltd.
  • Suite A, St Hilary Court,
  • Copthorne Way,
  • Cardiff, CF5 6ES, UK
  • Tel: 029 2059 7000
  • VAT #GB188770943
  • Company #09034022
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