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Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher

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This course has been certified by The CPD Certification Service

Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Refresher training course is designed to ensure all staff undertaking the DSL role in schools and academies complete a review of the safeguarding best practice, gain an understanding of new aspects in this remit and ensure legislative and duty of care requirements are fully met.

As with all elements of our safeguarding suite, the course is supported by a sound knowledge base and comprehensive course notes. Our accredited CPD solution will ensure provision is safe, secure and there is a culture of vigilance.

The course will enable DSLs to develop robust systematic processes and procedures and embed a culture of collective responsibility, essential to keep children, young people and adults safe. This includes accurate identification of concerns (including CSE, FGM, HBV, Forced Marriage and radicalisation), effective responses and the multi-agency strategies to provide protection and therapeutic support.

How our training works

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.

What is covered in this course?

By completing this course your DSLs will have a fully CPD accredited understanding of:

  1. Revised Vetting & Barring arrangements
  2. Latest legislation & statutory guidance from September 2018
  3. Latest statistical information
  4. The role of the DSL and Deputy DSL (including new remits set by KCSIE 2018)
  5. The DSL role in relation to thematic topics such as Child Sexual Exploitation, Child Criminal Exploitation (County Lines), Female Genital Mutilation, Breast Ironing, Prevent Duty, Forced Marriage, Honour Based Violence, on-line safety/cyber bullying and peer-on-peer abuse
  6. The Early Help Assessment Process (which has replaced the Common Assessment framework model)

Who should complete this course?

Our training is applicable to staff undertaking the DSL role who have previously completed full DSL training 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.


Our course content is updated when changes in legislation, statutory guidance and/or inspection frameworks are issued, ensuring you fully comply with the latest requirements.

Enriched with video, animation and practice examples, our content enables the statutory requirement for DSL training and the latest DFE safeguarding training requirements to be fully met.

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

What are the benefits of using this course?

  1. Delivers robust CPD accredited online training to ensure you comply with Ofsted and Statutory requirements and promote best practice to keep children safe.
  2. Delivers robust CPD accredited online training to ensure you comply with latest statutory requirements and promote best practice to keep children safe.
  3. Enables you to meet inspection framework requirements.
  4. Always kept up to date by our team of experts to ensure practice is current.
  5. Removes the need to cascade training.
  6. INSET case studies to support staff training
  7. Provides high quality robust training accessible anytime anywhere via PC, MAC, Smartphone or Tablet.
  8. Provides a full audit trail to evidence compliance.

How long does this course take to complete?

This course should take approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes to complete, including the multiple-choice assessment element.

The multimedia presentation has a running time of 1 hour, 39 minutes,.

Courses do not need to be completed in one session. If a user logs out of the system they will be returned to the same point when they next log in.