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Certificate: DSL training

10th March 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Course outline

This training has been prepared for practitioners in the role of DSL, DSO, Safeguarding Manager to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding required to fulfil their roles and responsibilities with integrity and to a high standard. The day will ensure that practitioners are aware of the relevant statutory requirements, the latest safeguarding concerns, and responding to concerns, making reports or referrals.

  • Understanding the threshold of child protection including a deeper understanding of neglect & emotional abuse
  • The latest additional safeguarding concerns, including:
    • Female Genital Mutilation
    • Child Sexual Exploitation
    • Tackling extremism
  • Strategies to raise awareness in staff
  • The legislative framework and statutory compliance
  • Safeguarding files and accurate recordings
  • Understanding safeguarding risks
  • Thinking the Unthinkable
  • Learning the lessons from Serious Case Reviews
  • Creating best practice systems and procedures
  • Key elements of a professional code of conduct
  • The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead & Governor.


Training topics will include:

  • Revise knowledge concerning abuse, Childcare legislation and information sharing
  • Ensure commitment to putting children and their rights at the heart of the safeguarding
  • Increase knowledge of up-to-date local information regarding safeguarding and protection of
    children and implications for services
  • Increase confidence in supporting staff who are working with children and their families
  • Increase understanding in the use of reflective practice
  • Increase knowledge of LSCB procedures and the interface with agency procedures
  • Increase the understanding of the Serious Case Review process and lessons learned
  • Increase confidence in interagency working as a manager/designated person.


Learning outcomes:

  • Their roles and responsibilities
  • Thresholds of Child Protection
  • Pathways of need and referrals.



  • Member rate: £185
  • Non-member rate: £370*
*If you would like to become a member and access discounted rates for Sacpa CPD and events, please click here.

Speaker: Ann Marie Christian, safeguarding consultant and trainer
Ann Marie is an award-winning International Safeguarding Consultant and NSPCC Associate & Accredited Trainer. With over 20 years front line child protection experience, Ann Marie helps organisations, charities, churches, the arts and education settings in understanding their statutory duty and responsibility in keeping children safe.


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10th March 2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Virtual – Zoom
United Kingdom


The Safeguarding and Child Protection Association
+44 (0)207 798 1585
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